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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 UN-SPIDER partner to boost space based technology in Asia-Pacific

UN-SPIDER and ADPC sign agreement formalizing ADPC’s role as Regional Support Office.  ADPC's role includes enhancing awareness and capacity of regional partners to use space-based information for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation.

H.E. Mikael Hemniti Winther visits ADPC

The Ambassador of Denmark visited ADPC in preparation for his upcoming move to Dhaka, Bangladesh.

ADPC and Bangladesh partners conduct Community Based Earthquake Preparedness Simulation

The realistic training event is meant to boost community awareness, response techniques and the coordination of key stakeholders.

RCC Dates Announced

The 13th Meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management will take place 3–5 October 2016 in Islamabad, Pakistan, and will discuss implementing global frameworks throughout the region. 

The Asian Business Forum on Risk Reduction and Resilience Building stresses the importance of safeguarding SMEs

Participants at the forum highlight Small and Medium Sized Enterprises as an integral part of the economic landscape in the Asia Pacific and promote resilience building.

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