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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.

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LACER Final Conference

2024-01-29 kl. 08:54
The 1st of February, the LACER project will host its final conference. This final event comes at the completion of the LACER Project (March 2020 – February 2024). It will highlight some of the successes and learnings from the four year implementation period and note several examples of collaboration between the EU and ASEAN which came to fruition within the auspices of the Project. The AHA Centre will remain in focus for the Final Event as it has always been central to the activities of the LACER Project.

Season's greetings

2023-12-21 kl. 15:29
As we approach the culmination of another calendar year, it is with great pleasure that the LACER project extends our sincere gratitude for all the invaluable prtnerships we have developed over time. The end of the global pandemic, as well as collaborative efforts invested in implementing the project activities borne witness to a notable acceleration in the project’s pace.

ASEAN Study Visit to Europe on Disaster Management Mechanisms

2023-11-29 kl. 09:22
20-24 November, the LACER Project facilitated ASEAN study visit to Europe, where ASEAN disaster management officials participated in a programme including visits to DG ECHO and the ERCC in Brussels, followed by observation of a MODEX exercise in Serbia.

Fighting inequality for a resilient future

2023-10-11 kl. 12:51
October 13 marks the international day for Disaster Risk Reduction, held every year since 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. The day is meant to acknowledge how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the risks we face. This year’s theme is Fighting inequality for a resilient future, which aligns with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

September updates

2023-10-03 kl. 09:36
During the reporting period LACER Project leadership convened to discuss ways to capture best practices and lessons learnt during the project lifespan, while also encouraging sustainability as the project has now entered its final six months of implementation. The team agreed on a number of measures including launching a coordination dialogue with senior leaders of AHA Centre on how to consolidate and share results from the project, formalising the relationship between ERCC and AHA Centre through a memorandum of intent, and also putting in place a Sustainability Plan to ensure the long-term effects of LACER on AHA Centre capacity development. The LACER leadership also agreed to plan a final event tentatively scheduled for 1 February 2024.