A number of regional and international organizations have joined hands with the Ministry of Home Affairs to sponsor some of the Side Events and to support the travel and accommodation of some of the outside participants. These are:

United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction

United Nations Development Programme

United Nations Economic and Social Council for the Asia and Pacific

World Health Organization

United Nations International Children Emergency Fund

The World Bank

Asian Development Bank

US Agency for International Aid

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Asian Disaster Reduction Centre, Kobe, Japan

Asia Disaster Preparedness Centre, Bangkok, Thailand

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation


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