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RCC 13 in Islamabad

13th RCC meeting concludes with emphasis on creating linkages among global frameworks for better implementation

The 13th annual meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) on Disaster Management concluded on 19 October in Islamabad with an emphasis on creating strong linkages among various global frameworks for better implementation and greater impact on communities.

Strengthening Earthquake Resilience in Bangladesh

Strengthening Earthquake Resilience in Bangladesh (SERB)

To strengthen earthquake preparedness and response capacity, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) along with technical support from Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) launched the Strengthening Earthquake Resilience in Bangladesh (SERB) program.

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)

ADPC launches course workbook on Agro-Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing Climate

The workbook is meant to be used by government officials in the Asia-Pacific to enhance their skills on mainstreaming weather and climate information application for agro-ecosystem resilience in a changing climate.


ADPC presents Hospital Risk Assessment results during high level meeting in Bangladesh

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) shared the results of risk assessments conducted in 16 public hospitals in Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Mymensigh, Gazipur and Tangail in Bangladesh as part of an ongoing effort to strengthen disaster preparedness in the country.

A step towards community landslide risk mitigation in Sri Lanka

Representatives of over 30 stakeholder agencies joined the inception meeting of a World Bank funded project titled The Community Landslide Risk Mitigation in Sri Lanka to discuss the methodology and goals of the initiative. 

Training of Trainers on Community-based Disaster Risk Management in Beihai, Guangxi Autonomous Region, P.R. China

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and its partners conducted a four-day training course on Training of Trainers: Community-based Disaster Risk Management in Beihai, Guangxi Autonomous Region, P.R. China from 21-24 March 2017.

Fostering regional cooperation: ADPC hosts study visit to Nepal for Bangladesh government officials on hospital preparedness, response and managing mass casualty incidents

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) brought outstanding alumni from their Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) courses and government representatives from Bangladesh on a study visit to Kathmandu, Nepal, from 19 – 23 March 2017.  

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