The South Asian Forum on Preparedness for Regional Disaster Response on the Implementation of the SAARC Agreement on Rapid Response to Natural Disasters (SAARND) was held in Kathmandu, Nepal from 4th to 6th November 2019. Participants from SAARC Member States, South Asian National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, SAARC Secretariat, IFRC and development partners from the UN and Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre reflected on the current status of national implementation of the regional disaster agreement and discussed the future steps to accelerate implementation. The Forum was co-hosted by the SAARC Secretariat and the IFRC.
Publication date: 31/01/2020
Document status: Final