Why gender matters in natural disasters?

Reducing vulnerability through a gender-inclusive approach

ADPC’s round-table discussion on 24 −25 November in Manila, Philippines brings together disaster risk reduction practitioners and members from community and national networks to discuss gender approaches to disasters in South and Southeast Asia. Photo: Shutterstock.com/KARNT THASSANAPHAK

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)

ADPC iPrepareBusiness team to participate in the 2014 Asia-Pacific Business Forum in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

ADPC iPrepareBusiness team is packing-up the luggage to participate in the 11th Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, next 26-27 November 2014.

USAID and ADPC provide search and rescue equipment to Bangladesh Fire and Emergency Services

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) conducted a Handover Ceremony of search and rescue equipment to the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence (BFSCD).

ADPC announces the winner of the iPrepare competition in Bangladesh

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center’s (ADPC) national iPrepare essay competition to raise university students’ awareness on preparedness to natural disasters has been concluded in Bangladesh.

ADPC and the Norwegian Government building national capacities in meteorological data visualization in Asia

The recent workshop on Meteorological Data Visualization in November 2014 has provided in-country training and tools to Bangladesh, Myanmar and Vietnam to use the meteorological visualization tool called DIANA.

REG-PRO-DIKES Regional meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam

Regional Program for Investigation and Strengthening of Vulnerable Flood Protection Dikes in South and Southeast Asian countries (REG-PRO-DIKES)

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