From: Sebastian Rhodes Stampa

Chief, Emergency Response Section (ERS)

Response Support Branch (RSB)

& INSARAG Secretariat

OCHA Coordination Division – Geneva


Dear INSARAG Focal points and members,


On behalf of Singapore Civil Defense Force, the INSARAG Secretariat is pleased to invite you to the INSARAG Asia – Pacific (AP) Regional Meeting, which will be held virtually on 15 and 16 October 2020.


Regional Meetings are a gathering of international USAR policymakers, team leaders, and governmental representatives, among others to exchange information about technical and political USAR issues in the INSARAG context. The participants will discuss best practices and possible improvements in areas of interest. The primary participants in these meetings are expected to be the INSARAG Focal points and Heads of Departments in National Governments who are responsible for disaster management. Please find attached the provisional agenda for the AP Regional Meeting.


The meeting will take place through Webex and we will send the link to registered participants on 12 October. Participants are kindly requested to register through the following link on the Virtual OSOCC by 11 October:


It is important to be registered on the Virtual OSOCC, as the Webex platform will not be able to register participants.


We look forward to having you with us for this important meeting.


Best regards,