Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is governed by the Board of Trustees (BoT) responsible for policy-setting and oversight of the operations of the organization according to its objectives and under its charter and by-laws. The office of the Executive Director serves as the secretariat of the Board of Trustees.
The Steering Committee is a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees. The committee meets 2 - 3 times a year to provide closer guidance to the executive management of ADPC. The Steering Committee consists of members of the Board of Trustees as well as other representatives from technical institutes and agencies in the Asia-Pacific region.
An initiative established by ADPC in 2000, the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC) comprises of members who are working in key government positions in the national disaster management systems of countries of the Asia-Pacific region. RCC's role as a consultative mechanism for regional cooperation is recognized and affirmed by the charter of ADPC. To date, 26 countries are represented from the Asia-Pacific region: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Viet Nam.
International Advisory Council (IAC) is a network of eminent individuals and senior officials from governments and other organizations committed to disaster reduction in the Asia-Pacific region. The council provides strategic guidance and input in support of ADPC's vision, mission and institutional growth.