8 December 2023
The Eighth Session of Governing Council of APDIM was held in Dushanbe on 8th December 2023, hosted by the Committee for Emergency Situations and Civil Defense of the Republic of Tajikistan. The Session was preceded by the Regional Expert Group Meeting on Advancing Disaster Resilience: Harnessing Data, Technology, and Policy for a Safer Tomorrow in Dushanbe on 7 and 8 December 2023.
The Council reviewed the activities of the Centre and approved its Programme of Work for 2024. The Council also endorsed the recommendations of the Regional Expert Group Meeting on disaster information management which was held in Dushanbe. The Council elected the Republic of Tajikistan as its Chair and the Islamic Republic of Iran as its Vice-Chair. The decisions of APDIM Governing Council will be brought to the attention of the eightieth session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in 2024 for endorsement.
8 out of 9 members of the APDIM Governing Council including: Bangladesh; Cambodia; India; Islamic Republic of Iran; Macao, China; Mongolia; Tajikistan; and Türkiye attended the Eighth Session of the Council.
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan as well as two Regional Organizations, Economic Cooperation Organization and the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia also attended the session as Observers.