ROAP supports humanitarian coordination across the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen response preparedness, ensure harmonized approaches to regional and cross-border concerns and crises, and promote the sharing of lessons learned and good practices.
The focus of this regional coordination effort is the IASC Regional Network for Asia and the Pacific, an informal body that brings together IASC members based in the region and representatives of Asian civil society. ROAP co-facilitates the IASC Regional Network’s working groups on Emergency Preparedness and Gender in Humanitarian Action, as well as the ad hoc task teams that are created to develop regional policy briefs on key issues.
ROAP and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management have developed a strong working relationship focused on enhancing cooperation during preparedness to achieve inter-operability in disaster response.
ROAP also supports regional inter-governmental processes on disaster risk reduction, including the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and other work related to the Sendai Framework.