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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)

Asia and Europe exchange innovative disaster management ideas at ASEM conference

ADPC participated in the Asia-Europe Meeting a High-Level Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management: Innovation and Technology for Resilience-Based Sustainable Development, which brought together 120 experts from 22 countries of Asia and Europe.

ADPC pledges continued support to the Relief and Resettlement Department of Myanmar

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and the Relief and Resettlement Department, Myanmar,  signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the field of disaster and climate risk management. Dr. Ko Ko Naing, Director General of the Relief and Resettlement Department, Myanmar, and ADPC’s Dr. Jingjai Hanchanlash, Executive Director a.i., signed the MoU.

International Training Course on Building Efficiency Utilization of Satellite-Based Information during Emergency Response for CLMV countries

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) was invited by the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) to deliver sessions on the Concept of Disaster Emergency Response, Southeast Asia Extreme Events and Situation; and Regional and National Experience Earth Observation for Emergency Response.

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. 

Combining Gender, GIS and DRR in the Lower Mekong Region

ADPC hosted a regional learning exchange to promote better linkages and synergies between disaster risk reduction and gender initiatives to promote sustainable development.

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