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)

Program on public health and emergency management launched in Myanmar

ADPC recently supported the first national introductory course for the Public Health and Emergency Management Program to build the capacities of those in Myanmar and promote disaster preparedness in the country.

Media release: High-level experts meet to discuss linkages between ecosystem management and disaster risk reduction

ADPC in cooperation with ACTED will organize a conference on Ecosystem Management and Disaster Risk Reduction: Best Practices Based on Practical Field Experience on 16 December 2014.

ADPC on Rappler: “Why gender matters in natural disaters?”

ADPC's op-ed article discusses how the different roles that men and women play in society can make women more at risk to natural disaster impacts.

Media release: Southeast Asian countries meet to learn from recent disasters and identify priority needs

ADPC in cooperation with UNDP organizes a high-level regional discussion forum titled Ready for Recovery: Learning from Recent Disasters and Setting the Priority Needs for Southeast Asia on 8−9 December 2014.

ADPC contributed to APEC’s guide on business continuity planning

APEC has launched a guide on business continuity planning for government officials.

 
 
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