Online Launching Ceremony and Training Session of Disaster Management Capacity Building Project (D-CAB) for AMS

03 Dec 2020

GONGJU/ONLINE 2 December 2020 The National Civil Defense and Disaster Management Training Institute (NDTI) of Korea, in collaboration with the Education and Training Center of Disaster Management National Authority (BNPB) of Indonesia, virtually held its Disaster Management Capacity Building Project (D-CAB) opening ceremony and first training session on 2 December.

With financial support from the ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund (AKCF), the project aims to build the capacity of ASEAN Member States in disaster risk management. More than 200 junior and/or senior level government officials will be trained through the 4-year project. In addition to the training, the project will develop a virtual training simulator in consideration of the latest disaster trend in the ASEAN region. The NDTI will provide the Training of Trainers (TOT) program by using Virtual Reality (VR) simulator as an education tool for strengthening disaster risk governance.

In his opening speech, Director-General of the NDTI Jang Han emphasized that the project would be a great opportunity for ASEAN and Korea to learn from each other on knowledge and technology of disaster risk management. Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Kung Phoak highlighted that D-CAB would make a significant contribution to realizing ASEAN vision for becoming global leaders in disaster management. Minister of the ROK Mission to ASEAN Changnyun Kim mentioned that NDTI will share the ROK’s experience and know-how in disaster risk management through the project. Chief of Education and Training Center of Disaster Management National Authority (BNPB) of Indonesia Berton Panjaitan expressed his expectation on the project as a chance to foster trainers who can deliver disaster risk management training in each AMS.

As the first activity of the project, the NDTI will provide an online training. The training will be continued until 8 December 2020 with the participation of about 20 junior-level government officials from AMS. The participants of the virtual training will be invited to Korea and get the opportunity to experience the ROK’s disaster risk management system on the ground.