Founders of A-PAD met in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia on 5th and 6th of August 2018 to review progress since its inception. A-PAD was launched on 23 October 2012 at the Asia Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) in Indonesia. The founders representing Japan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Indonesia, Korea and Bangladesh presented each country’s achievements, challenges and way forward. A strategic session on the way forward was deliberated. A five year plan is being formulated based on the discussions.