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Tsunami education vital to saving lives in Myanmar schools

“It was on December 26, 2004, when my friends heard a loud roar from the sea. Intrigued by the sound, they ran to the beach. When they saw a massive wave rushing towards them, it was too late."  


Tsunami drills in Thailand show that students can play an active role in their own emergency response

Emergency education and drills held in five tsunami prone schools in Thailand focused on empowering students to take a more active role in tsunami preparedness and response.  


UNDP Asia Pacific Gender Equality Dispatch Issue 2

This newsletter features the work of country office work-flows in Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Viet Nam, and the Solomon Islands, highlighting the ways in which UNDP programmes in…  


Evacuation drills help schools in Myanmar be ready for natural hazards

The most tsunami-prone areas in Myanmar, Labutta and Ngaputaw townships, are preparing their schools for natural disasters. More than 170 students learnt about tsunami warning signs, mapped hazard…  


Design-thinking, foresight and innovation are headline acts as UNDP Asia-Pacific rolls out new plan for the Sustainable Development Goals

Tech innovations, the latest thinking in global development and United Nations Development Programme's new Strategic Plan were the order of the day, as the agency's senior leadership in Asia and the…  


International conference in Hong Kong highlights the need for more LGBTI research to achieve equality, inclusion

Inadequate data on the economic, political and social exclusion of LGBTI people is resulting in a lack of effective policies that promote equality and access to social services. This situation must…  


Building Tsunami Preparendess in Schools in Timor Leste

Timor-Leste is one of 18 countries to participate the regional "Strengthening School Preparedness for Tsunamis in the Asia-Pacific region" project that brings tsunami awareness education and…  


Assessing the impact of technology on jobs growth in Asia and the Pacific

Dr Yasuyuki Sawada, ADB Chief Economist, presented the main findings of the report and emphasised that technological development increases efficiency, which may negatively affect employment but will…  


UNDP Trains Teachers to Lead Emergency Evacuations During Natural Disasters in Cambodia

With the support of the Japan Government, UNDP Cambodia trained 25 school teachers from five schools in Steng Hav and Prey Nop Districts of Sihanouk Ville Province to conduct emergency evacuations in…  


Eleven years after deadly tsunami, Simbo Island in the Solomons welcomes evacuation drills in schools

Eleven years after a local tsunami, caused by an 8.1 magnitude earthquake, devastated Simbo Island in the Solomon Islands, an evacuation drill was conducted in the schools to test their tsunami…  

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