Private companies, both large and small, are severely disrupted by the increasingly extreme events of natural disasters and are often pushed to the brink or even out of business. Since 2003, ADPC has made significant efforts to build the capacity of SMEs and reduce resilience by aiming for national and international standards.
ADPC is hosting the 5th Regional Learning Workshop on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Development (MDRD) in Bangkok. The program aims to mainstream disaster risk reduction into national development planning processes in sectors including agriculture, education, and health.
ADPC’s workshop on disaster preparedness for media professionals gathered Bangladeshi journalists from around the country to a two-day workshop in Dhaka. The workshop was organized to build the journalists’ capacity to better report on disaster preparedness.
ADPC delivers a two-day orientation training on disaster risk management to a group of senior civil servants of Bhutan, the 13th Batch of the De-Suung. The DeSuung (literally means the Guardians of Peace) is a regular training program in Bhutan envisioned by Druk Gyalpo, King of Bhutan.
A national campaign to bring awareness of natural hazards to local communities has been launched in Bangladesh, encouraging university students and journalists around the country to act as advocates for better preparedness.