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 /

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 /

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 /


Engaging the private sector in disaster risk reduction

The special edition of ADPC's Asian Disaster Management News captures perspectives of a number of experts on the topical issue of engaging private sector in disaster risk reduction.

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 /

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)

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)

CASCADE: Tackling societal challenges in South Asia

ADPC attended a meeting on the Collaborative Action towards Societal Challenges through Awareness, Development and Education (CASCADE) held in the Maldives at the end of July.

Strengthening Sri Lanka’s resilience to climate change and disaster.

A 3-day training course was delivered in July at University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka. The course was attended by around 35 participants representing District and Provincial offices of agriculture, irrigation, environment, disaster management and more.

ADPC builds a partnership with Institute of Disaster Management and Reconstruction of China

ADPC’s delegation of Mr. Shane Wright, Executive Director and Dr. LingLing Jiang, Senior Program Manager visited the Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction (IDMR) at Sichuan University and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China.

Live broadcast from the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Thai PBS sends a live broadcast from the Technical Session 3 on private sector engagement at the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

AMCDRR: Encouraging risk-informed investments as part of the business process

In the Bangkok Declaration, The sixth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction called for governments and stakeholders to act on strategies for enhancing local resilience, improving public investments for disasters and climate risk management, increased public and private partnerships and developing the use of science, technology and innovation for disaster risk solutions.

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