Authors: Ms. Kanokon Rattanapon
This paper discusses possibilities and limitations of ASEAN’s international disaster endeavors by inclusively analyzing how ASEAN has been pursuing effective means to cooperate with its member countries hoping that in turn will bring about regional resilience and the assurance of continuous development among its members. In the case of ASEAN-Thailand cooperation in disaster management, findings show remarkable limitations of ASEAN’s aspiration in seeking the consolidation and consistency in its constructed policies, implementation plans and coordination with national policies, dissimilar political circumstances and development of its individual member countries. Seeing awaiting challenges of vigorous international cooperation on disaster management and the ASEAN’s endeavors prevailing for longer than two decades, the possibilities of achieving ASEAN’s plans have been laying on the determined progress of ASEAN political integration in the foreseeable future.
Keywords: ASEAN, natural disaster, disaster mangement, four-phase approach, internationalcooperation