Enabling students to spread knowledge on disaster preparedness within their communities

iPrepare, do you? iPrepare campaign launched in five universities across Bangladesh

Through the iPrepare campaign, ADPC aims increase public awareness of disaster preparedness in Bangladesh. The participating university students will learn about the concept of disaster risk reduction and acquire knowledge on how they can contribute to their communities’ preparedness to natural hazards. Photo: Shutterstock.com/Naiyyer

Conducting risk assessments for effective disaster risk management

Building long-term preparedness in Bangladesh

ADPC is mapping out all hazard prone areas in Bangladesh and assessing the vulnerability of the people, property, infrastructure and economic activities. With the help of the results from the study, the aim is to incorporate appropriate risk-reduction strategies in the country’s development planning process. (Photo: Swapan Photography / Shutterstock.com)

Training courses that meet the needs of the entire region

Since 1986, ADPC has trained over 8,000 graduates

At ADPC, we offer customized regional courses. Build your capacity in disaster risk management. (Photo: Sayan Chuenudomsavad)

Supporting development practitioners to integrate disaster risk management into their work

Mainstreaming disaster risk management into development processes

Over 2011–2013, ADPC prepared a series of handbooks for disaster risk management practitioners working in national and municipal governments. These handbooks guide individuals on how and what they can contribute to resilient development. (Photo: Narit Jindajamorn / Shutterstock.com)

Working with cities to increase urban resiliency

Reducing vulnerability to floods in Thailand

The 2011 floods in Thailand proved socially and economically devastating. At ADPC, we work to overcome the challenges in urban disaster risk management that were identified as a result of the flooding. (Photo: topten22photo / Shutterstock.com)

Managing climate risks and adapting to climate change through science-based solutions

How to make end-to-end early warning systems sustainable?

ADPC works to build technical capacity of national meteorological agencies in Myanmar and Vietnam, among other countries. (Photo: ArtWell / Shutterstock.com)

Establishing sustainable emergency response at hospitals and communities

ADPC works to strengthen mental health and psychosocial support in times of emergencies

Learn more about our work in mental health and psychosocial support in Bangladesh and Vietnam. (Photo: Wichai Dornnam)

Intensifying coordination to improve disaster risk management

Working together with Lao PDR's National Disaster Management Office

Lao PDR’s National Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction is based on information from the national disaster damage reporting database. (Photo: Sayan Chuenudomsavad)

Promoting resiliency in SMEs to preserve economy and community

Unfortunately, private sector SMEs are among the most vulnerable to disasters. Many do not have the means to invest in technologies to reduce the consequences of disasters before they strike, or the resources to recover after a disaster.

Media Release: SMEs to build disaster resilience and promote safe investments in Thailand

ADPC in cooperation with the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion and the epartment of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of Thailand organizes a high-level policy dialogue on SMEs' disaster resilience on 8−9 October 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.

USAID and NASA using technology for development in Lower Mekong

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have announced a five-year project that will promote the use of satellite imagery to help Asia’s Lower Mekong region predict and cope with floods and other natural disasters. Shutterstock.com/Cristi Matei

Disaster Management Conference 2014: ‘The Future we want – A safer Sri Lanka’

Nearly ten years have passed since the Indian Ocean Tsunami disaster struck 13 out of 14 coastal districts in December 26th 2004. It caused devastating loss of lives and widespread damage to infrastructure, environment and subsequently the national economy in Sri Lanka.

On the road to resilience for businesses

Private companies, both large and small, are severely disrupted by the increasingly extreme events of natural disasters and are often pushed to the brink or even out of business. Since 2003, ADPC has made significant efforts to build the capacity of SMEs and reduce resilience by aiming for national and international standards.

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