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The LACER project - Overall and specific objectives

The overall objective is strengthened resilience in ASEAN region through improved disaster risk management.

Specific objectives include strengthened capacity and sustainability of the AHA Centre to achieve operational excellence in disaster monitoring, preparedness and emergency response and enhanced mechanism for ASEAN Leadership to Respond-As-One through excellence and innovation in disaster management.

Read more about the project.


2022-09-19 kl. 16:55
LACER Team Leader Dr. Charles Silva joined AHA Centre’s LA Dimailig in facilitating the 3-day AIM-Net workshop in Jakarta, which brought together more than 20 delegates and focal points from the 10 ASEAN member states and their emergency operations centres (EOCs).

Webinar on European training and certification procedures

2022-06-09 kl. 08:42
7 June, the LACER Project hosted a webinar on the European Union training and certification procedures for competencies in disaster risk management. The briefing attracted more than 40 participants from ASEAN member states, the ASEAN Secretariat, AHA Centre and EU experts in the field of DRM.

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

2022-05-25 kl. 16:10
The AHA Centre, together with the ASEAN Secretariat, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), co-organised a side event as part of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) 2022.

Meet Krishna, the AHA Centre's Deputy Executive Director

2022-04-12 kl. 10:00
Mr. Krishna Putra Tanaja started his position as Deputy Executive Director of the AHA Centre in December 2021. Still fairly new to the job, but in no way is he a rookie in the field. Krishna started his career in humanitarian assistance and disaster management back in early 2005 for Save the Children. This was just after the December 2004 tsunami struck, heavily affecting the region and Krishna felt that he wanted to contribute and to be part of the response to this major disaster.

Brown bag webinar on Host Nation Support

2022-02-01 kl. 16:24
On January 27th, LACER hosted the fourth webinar in the brown bag series of mutual exchange and learning. The theme of the discussion was Host Nation Support (HNS) in ASEAN and the EU. The webinar included a presentation by ERCC Liaison Officer Simon Stermann on the EU role in HNS and use of the EU Guidelines, followed by a facilitated discussion with the AHA Centre on HNS in ASEAN. Thereafter, LACER experts Martin Sjöholm and Peter Månsson briefed participants on the Swedish national experiences with HNS relative to support from other EU countries.