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Integrating Gender into Humanitarian Action: Good Practices from Asia-Pacific 2

This is the second compilation of good practices on integrating gender into humanitarian action in Asia-Pacific, developed on behalf of the IASC Regional Network Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action in Asia-Pacific.

Strengthening capacity in marine forecasting

ADPC and MET-Norway train experts in marine forecasting

Identifying oceanic and meteorological phenomena at the genesis stage is of vital importance for ensuring proper preparedness for hydro-meteorological hazards. This week, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center with funding support from the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs convenes experts from six countries across South and Southeast Asia to a regional workshop on marine forecasting in Bangkok.

Impact Story: Earthquake risk and safer urban planning

A step towards building better in Mymensingh

The Urban Development Directorate is now using risk information for land-use planning ensuring that development will be based on critical risk information about earthquake hazards.

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 and Government of Bihar aiming to enhance capacity for Disaster Risk Reduction

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Bihar in India to provide technical support during the implementation of the Bihar Roadmap for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015–2030).

ADPC conducts youth leadership training in Myanmar

ADPC conducted a training on Youth Leadership for Disaster Resilience in Myanmar in collaboration with other organizations. The five day training workshop provided participants from the youth sector with the necessary knowledge, skills and approaches towards leadership roles in disaster risk management.

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.

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 reaffirms its commitment to support SME resilience in Thailand

ADPC in collaboration with OSMEP and other relevant agencies signed a Memorandum of Understanding joining efforts to build the capacity and competency of Thailand’s Small and Medium Enterprises on disaster risk management. 

ADPC to collaborate with International Medical Crisis Response Alliance

ADPC in collaboration with IMCRA signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build the capacity of medical caregivers in disaster preparedness and response in the Asia-Pacific region.

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