The Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC) calls for practical coherence solutions and tools for reducing disasters in Asia and the Pacific during its 14th meeting that was held on 3-5 December in Kathmandu, Nepal. It also emphasized on enhancing coherence between key global frameworks for sustainable development and disaster resilience.
Over 200 students from the Anglo-Singapore International School attended Asian Disaster Preparedness Center’s (ADPC) “Know Disaster, No Disaster” camp on 14 – 16 November, 2018, at the Nakhon Ratchasima campus. The students participated in 10 stations to learn emergency preparedness and disaster mitigation methods that can be incorporated into their daily lives.
ADPC has supported the department of health, agriculture and disaster management, government of Bihar, in order to assist in the implementation of the Bihar DRR Roadmap. The lessons learnt have played a crucial role in developing the "Program for Strengthening Preparedness for Emergency Response and Recovery in India' (PROSPER-India), which aims to reach additional sectors, stakeholders and geographies.
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) joined the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) of Thailand in a joint commemoration of International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) and ASEAN Day for Disaster Management on 18 October.
The Disaster Risk Management (DRM) mainstreaming guideline for Ethiopia was launched on 11 October, 2018 in a ceremony attended by 500 people to celebrate the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR). During the event, ADPC also displayed its publications and briefed participants on its disaster risk reduction initiatives across Asia and the Pacific.