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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 on UNISDR’s Ask an Expert forum on 16–22 February

ADPC’s Director Dr. Peeranan Towashiraporn participates in the dialogue on UNISDR’s Ask an Expert forum on 16–22 February 2015.

Report from the national consultation to strengthen business resilience in Thailand

ADPC organized a national high-level consultation on business resilience in Thailand on 8 - 9 October 2014.

Animations and handbook to raise awareness of DRR in Thailand

Video animations and handbook were designed to raise awareness of disaster risk reduction in Thailand explaining the disaster risk reduction concept in layman’s terms.

ADPC trains youth volunteers on disaster preparedness in Myanmar

Together with the Relief and Resettlement Department of Myanmar, ADPC, UN-Habitat and World Vision train Burmese youth volunteers on disaster management and community-based disaster risk reduction.

Tsunami: Walking the last mile − short documentary by ESCAP

ADPC is featured on a new short documentary Tsunami: Walking the last mile published by United Nations ESCAP.

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