Enabling students to spread knowledge on disaster preparedness within their communities

iPrepare, do you? iPrepare campaign launched in five universities across Bangladesh

Through the iPrepare campaign, ADPC aims increase public awareness of disaster preparedness in Bangladesh. The participating university students will learn about the concept of disaster risk reduction and acquire knowledge on how they can contribute to their communities’ preparedness to natural hazards. Photo: Shutterstock.com/Naiyyer

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)

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)

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)

Stories from PEER communities

Read stories from the community first responders and hospital staff trained under the Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER).

Advancing integration in a new political environment

This week, ODI’s blog series examines how politics affect advancing integration. Specifically, how a new political environment may be the best time to make strides in disaster preparation efforts.

Ecosystem Resilience Training Course

ADPC conducted a four-day training course on ecosystem resilience from 25–28 August 2014. The training course was part of the AusAID funding program on “Mainstreaming Climate Information Application for Enhancement of Ecosystem Services and Functions for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Nilawala and Mekong River Basins in Sri Lanka and Vietnam.”

Extinguishing fire risks in Nepal

ADPC’s Executive Director Shane Wright discusses issues surrounding the management of the fire service with Deputy Prime Minister in Nepal.

Traditional merit making ceremony at ADPC's office

On Thursday morning, 14 August 2014, ADPC organized its annual office merit making ceremony intended to usher in another propitious year for the organization. During the ceremony, 5 monks were invited to ADPC’s main office in Bangkok.

 
 
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