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Celebrating World Humanitarian Day 2016

World Humanitarian Day 19 August 2016

On World Humanitarian day, we remember and pay tribute to those heroic individuals that work in the humanitarian field and those who have lost their lives in crisis.

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)

World Humanitarian Day: a time to stand together

ADPC celebrates World Humanitarian Day 2016 as a day to pay homage to the victims of conflicts and disasters and deeply acknowledges the sacrifices of aid workers around the world.

Monitoring Land Cover for Resilient Development

Working with partners in the region, SERVIR-Mekong takes a step closer in the development of the Regional Land Cover Monitoring System for the Lower Mekong Region.

Media workshop aims to increase disaster and climate change coverage in Myanmar

Broadcasters from the top media and entertainment group in Myanmar participated in a two-day workshop to boost their understanding of disaster risk management and climate change.

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. 

Free Public Seminar on Global Food Security at ADPC

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center is hosting a free public event from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Thursday 11 August on global food security.

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