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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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)

Myanmar officials share hopes for 11th meeting of Regional Consultative Committee for Disaster Risk Reduction

The 11th meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC) was opened by the Vice President, Honorable Excellency U Nyan Tun today with the main theme on 'Reducing Disaster Risk and Transforming Development'.

The 11th meeting of the RCC: Mainstreaming disaster risk assessments

Given the gravity of disaster impacts in Asia over the past decade, the need for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into national and local development policy and planning has never been higher. To do this, risk assessment is a crucial first step, writes Bandula Wickramarachch. (Photo: pornvit_v /

Map to help community prepare for flooding in Ayutthaya

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a handover ceremony to present community flood maps and preparedness manuals to the Chief Executive of Tha Luang Subdistrict Administrative Organization of Ayutthaya province.

Registration for 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction now open

Registration is now open for the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) to be held in Bangkok from 22-26 June 2014.

Media Release: Regional meeting seeks solutions to reduce disaster risk in Asia

The 11th meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management will be held in Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar on 1–3 April 2014. The meeting discusses reducing disaster risk and transforming development in the Asia-Pacific region.

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