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Mandate

1. To build capacity in the region so that APEC member economies can better mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and natural disasters, including by building business and community resilience and fostering private-public partnerships to protect business, trade and economic growth and communities from disruption.

2. To improve coordination and enhance intra-APEC cooperation and integration of best practice emergency and natural disaster preparedness efforts in APEC, including by fostering research and collaboration, sharing knowledge, lessons learnt and best practices in the field of emergency management to better protect business, trade and economic growth and communities in the Asia-Pacific region from disruptions related to emergencies and natural disasters.