Policies and Programmes in DRR
1. Creation of the Asia Local Resilience Forum, a regional structure for national and local CSOs to share and learn from various countries and their experiences in resilience and response initiatives.
2. Regional level campaigns in line with the global frameworks and successful local experiences.
3. Local methodologies for global framework implementation and monitoring with local evidence including the annual community resilience survey.
4. 'Networked' response after major disasters in the region, with capacity building programs for local- level leadership on cluster systems and awareness generation for local communities on the humanitarian system functioning.
5. Research and promotion of grass root innovations and the creation of a knowledge base of such material, including a possible annual Asia innovation challenge.
6. Strong fellowship programs, peer-reviews and workshops for members based on the mapping of expertise, capabilities, resources and relationships of members and other partners; promoting mutual learning and exchange of good practices and information.
7. Thematic working groups for focused action on each objective.
8. Enhancement of members' monitoring and evaluation capacity.
9. Promotion of civil society roles in assessment, planning and implementation of disaster risk reduction initiatives, with particular emphasis on minority and vulnerable groups.
10. Improving financing to national organizations with greater fund access and flexibility to adapt to need-based use.
11. Development of effective communication strategies and online information sharing platform.
12. Fostering of partnerships with local and national networks, private sector and government.
13. Promotion of social accountability benchmarks at local, national, and regional level
14. Facilitation and conduct of civil society training programs.
15. Establishment of Thematic Hubs which include Localization Hub (India), Innovation Hub (Japan), Quality and Accountability Hub (Pakistan), Disaster Preparedness Hub (Malaysia), and Leadership in Emergency Action, Preparedness and Surge Hub (India).