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Building capacity and generating awareness

Bhutan takes the initiative to prepare for natural disasters and climate change

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center conducted a workshop and study visit for Bhutanese District Governors to build their capacity in disaster risk management to create safer communities and protect development gains

Enhancing capacities of the most vulnerable in society

Protecting Children through Community

China has suffered 151 earthquakes measuring from 6.5 to 7 on the Richter scale between 1964 and 2013.

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.

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)

Enhancing disaster risk reduction through gender, science and new partnerships

ADPC hosted a regional learning exchange to promote better linkages and synergies between disaster risk reduction and gender initiatives to promote sustainable development.

Empowering women through farming in rural Nepal

Members of ADPC traveled to Phulbari, Nepal, to observe how the Anukulan Project helped women in a rural community go from being day laborers to successful farmers. The change reduced their vulnerability from migrating, improved their resilience to the impacts of climate change, lowered their stress levels, and helped make them feel empowered. 

International Training Course on Building Efficiency Utilization of Satellite-Based Information during Emergency Response for CLMV countries

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) was invited by the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) to deliver sessions on the Concept of Disaster Emergency Response, Southeast Asia Extreme Events and Situation; and Regional and National Experience Earth Observation for Emergency Response.

RCC Dates Announced

The 13th Meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management will take place 17–19 October 2016 in Islamabad, Pakistan, and will discuss implementing global frameworks throughout the region. 

ADPC pledges continued support to the Relief and Resettlement Department of Myanmar

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and the Relief and Resettlement Department, Myanmar,  signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the field of disaster and climate risk management. Dr. Ko Ko Naing, Director General of the Relief and Resettlement Department, Myanmar, and ADPC’s Dr. Jingjai Hanchanlash, Executive Director a.i., signed the MoU.

New handbook aims to make communities safer for children in China

The new report published in Mandarin focuses on integrating community based disaster risk management and child centered approaches from ADPC and partners work in Beijing, P.R. China.

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