The stakeholders in Asia are gearing up for the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR). This conference will help inform and guide Asian nations in adopting Hyogo Framework for Action(HFA)2 at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), scheduled to take place in 2015 in Sendai, Japan. Seldom have the consultative processes for DRR been so wide ranging, deep, and all encompassing. The AMCDRR follows a similar process in Latin America and last month in Africa. At the sub-regional level the conference will build upon the recommendations and deliberations amongst the SAARC countries earlier in March in New Delhi.