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Presented 04.09.2013 in Bangkok, Thailand during: PIMXXXIV International Forum on Sustainable Governance of the Ocean Multi-Cooperation in Natural Hazards Warning and Mitigation K. Harald Drager TIEMS President Norway James

  1. Presented 04.09.2013 in Bangkok, Thailand during: PIMXXXIV International Forum on Sustainable Governance of the Ocean Multi-Cooperation in Natural Hazards Warning and Mitigation K. Harald Drager TIEMS President Norway James C. Hagen, Ph.D., MPH, MBA Prof. Meen B. Poudyal Chhetri, PhD TIEMS Regional Director N. America President NCDM Saint Xavier University Chaiman DPNet Chicago, Illinois, USA Katmandu, Nepal Prof. Dr. Nicolae Steiner MD, PhD NATO Expert in Disaster Medicine Titu Maiorescu University Bucharest, Romania Abstract In a time of increasing number and severity of disasters, global An international multi-cooperation model needs to focus on the cooperation and coordination are more vital than ever before. challenges often faced in international disaster risk reduction work, Emergency management is the lynchpin on which effective like competition, fragmentation and excessive administrative costs, cooperation and coordination depend. By working together, a which reduce the efficiency of international efforts in minimizing the proactive plan should be formulated for future disaster management consequences of disasters. The multitude of actors worldwide, such collaboration and cooperation among countries. Moreover, sharing as NGOs, industries, private foundations and others, should cooperate of experiences and exchange of views among the experts of different with the large supporting actors like UN, EU, World Bank, Asian countries has the potential to result in a model that may be used for Development Bank, IMF and the international insurance industries disaster prevention and mitigation in all nations. and others in a beneficial way leading to enhanced effectiveness and use of funds available for early warning and mitigation means. Key parameters must be developed based on type of disaster, frequency, magnitude and cost, and the expected continuation of Research and development activities and education in the field of these trends worldwide. This will be decisive for future cooperation disaster risk reduction (DRR) are very important and decisive for of all stakeholders involved in early warning and mitigation of better warning and mitigation means in the future. Hence, it is also natural hazards. necessary to address how international research and development projects funding could be more result oriented, and how to bridge the The overall map of identified vulnerable areas, however, needs to be gap between theory and practice through a faster mechanism of feed- followed up locally with detailed risk assessments, which identify back of research findings and improvements into to the education disaster risk reduction means, with early warning and mitigation system at all levels, from primary school education to policy briefs to solutions, with priorities and funding opportunities. Most important is the politicians. that responsible and contributing stakeholders create and identify early warning and mitigation solutions. TIEMS works within DRR through its vision, its mission and goals, in close cooperation, coordination and collaboration with its Access to information is critical to successful disaster risk reduction, international chapters and other partners. Observations, ideas, and because it is difficult or even impossible to manage what is not experiences of TIEMS, and how this organization operates measureable. However, it is necessary, when the problem is internationally in meeting various challenges, defines how TIEMS identified, and the solution proposed, to point out who is responsible works to improve international multi cooperation in natural hazard for implementing the solutions, and how it can be financed. This warning and mitigation, and to achieve safer and more resilient requires international multi-cooperation of responsible and involved societies. stakeholders. Successful disaster risk reduction implementation can only be achieved by identifying responsible stakeholders and relevant and feasible financial solutions. It is difficult to implement without a Keywords-Collaboration; Coordination; Emergency Response; liable party with a supportive financial solution. Planning; Mitigation

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