Lao People's Democratic Republic

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The Mekong river at a low water level due to drought
In Lao PDR, FAO has been working with partners and government stakeholders, including the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, to develop an anticipatory action system for agricultural drought in two target provinces: Luang Prabang and Savannakhet.
Anticipation Hub
Flood in Laos
When her community in the southern part of Vientiane, the capital of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), was hit, there were no early warning systems in place and no effective approaches to respond to the disaster.
Asian Development Bank
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While ASEAN’s purposes and goals touch on various sectors, such as economics, culture, and industry, its member-states have also declared that, as a regional grouping, they will promote regional peace, stability, mutual assistance, and collaboration
Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance

DRR Community in Lao People's Democratic Republic

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Sendai Framework Focal Point

Sendai Focal Point Department of Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment,

National Platform

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National policies and plans

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This National Strategy on Disaster Risk Reduction (NSDRR) has been researched and developed through nation-wide consultations, and has applied international principles on disaster risk reduction (DRR), particularly the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.
Lao People's Democratic Republic - government Asian Development Bank

This strategy outlines the objectives and directions for addressing climate change in the Lao People's Democratic Republic. This include goals for sustainable development, climate change mitigation and adaptation for key sectors of the economy.

Lao People's Democratic Republic - government

This Plan of Action for Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) in Agriculture (2014-2016) identifies priorities and working mechanisms for enhanced risk reduction in agriculture, livestock, forestry and fisheries as identified and prioritized by

Lao People's Democratic Republic - government

Risk and governance profile(s)


This profile is intended to serve as a public good to facilitate upstream country diagnostics, policy dialogue, and strategic planning by providing comprehensive overviews of trends and projected changes in key climate parameters, sector-specific

World Bank, the Asian Development Bank
The preparation of this National Progress Report has been undertaken within the framework of the 2013-15 HFA Monitoring and Progress Review process, facilitated by UNISDR and the ISDR partnership.
Lao People's Democratic Republic - government