Training Activity under the USAID/AIT/ADPC Livelihood Program, Ranong (1-5
March) The Livelihood Programme is an initiative by USAID, AIT and ADPC, in partnership
with the Tambon Kam Phuan, Suk Samran District, Ranong Province, Thailand. As
part of the initiative, ADPC agreed to conduct a series of training activities
in Ranong Province aimed at building the capacities related to Community Based
Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) of local villages within the Tsunami impacted
areas of Ranong Province. The first activity was conducted in December 2005 and
the second CBDRM for communities in Ranong was conducted during 1-5 March 2006
in Ranong, Thailand. The second activity is designed to build on and to
re-enforce lessons from the first activity.
Curriculum Development Workshop on Governance and Risk
Management, Bangkok (2-3
under the Program for Hydro-Meteorological Disaster Mitigation
for Secondary Cities in Asia (PROMISE)
a two-day Curriculum
Development Workshop on Governance and Risk Management
with the funding support from USAID/OFDA. Participants for the
workshop were representatives of the local partners in five
targeted countries, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka
and Vietnam, of the PROMISE project. The workshop was held on
2-3 March 2006 at AIT Center Bangkok, Thailand.
Climate Change, Seasonality and Environmental Hazard workshop,
ADPC experts participated in the “Climate Change, Seasonality
and Environmental Hazard” workshop in Bangkok on 6-9 March 2006.
The workshop was organised by the Center for Capacity Building,
National Center for Atmospheric Research
(NCAR), Boulder, Colorado, USA.
Training Course on Community Based Urban Disaster Risk
Mitigation, Sri Lanka (13-17
ADPC under the PROMISE project is organising a training course
on “Community Based Urban Disaster Risk Mitigation” on 13-17
March 2006 in Kalutara, Sri Lanka. This training course will be
organised primarily for the staff members of SARVODAYA, the
local partner institution for PROMISE Sri Lanka, and other
by ADPC with the funding support from USAID/OFDA.
on Earthquake Vulnerability and Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment:
Geospatial Tools for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Efforts,
Pakistan (13-31 March)
ADPC is organising a three-week workshop on “Earthquake
Vulnerability and Multi-Hazard Risk Assessment: Geospatial Tools
for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Efforts” from 13–31 March
in Peshawar, Pakistan. The workshop will be jointly organised by
National Center of Excellence in Geology, University of Peshawar
Pakistan, International Institute for Geo-information Sciences
and Earth Observation (ITC), The Netherlands, UN University
Japan, Integrated Center for Information on Mountain Development
(ICIMOD) Kathmandu, and ADPC. Participants for the workshop
include officials from variety of NGOs and
Local and Government Agencies in Pakistan.
Training Course on Community Based Urban Disaster Risk
Indonesia (14-16 March)
Training Course on “Community Based Urban Disaster Risk
Mitigation” will be organised for the M.Sc students of
Geoinformation for Disaster Management at University of Gadjah
Madah, Jogjakarta, Indonesia. This training would be held from
14-16 March 2006 under the CASITA Phase II project being
implemented by ADPC in Collaboration with ITC, Netherlands and
Bonn University, Germany with the funding support from EU’s Asia
Workshop on Emergency Telecommunications for Disaster
Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh (15-20
ADPC experts will be in Bangladesh to conduct the ITU Workshop
on “Emergency Telecommunications for Disaster Management” from
15-20 March 2006. The
project, in collaboration with the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU), aims to prepare a general
telecommunication plan for an early warning system for
Bangladesh, Maldives, and Sri Lanka.
Workshop on Kratie District Flood Preparedness Planning (FPP),
Cambodia (21-22 March)
ADPC in consultation with the National Committee for Disaster
Management (NCDM), Cambodia and Cambodia National Mekong
Committee (CNMC) will
a one and half day workshop on 21-22 March in Kratie, Cambodia.
The focus of the workshop would be to arrive at consensus on the
flood preparedness planning process and in particular to review
and reach agreement on roles and responsibilities of all the
stakeholders. Participants for the workshop will include all
members of the DCDM, members of PCDM, District Red Cross and
in Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (DANA), Pakistan (21-29
ADPC is organising three two-day workshops on “Damage Assessment
and Needs Analysis (DANA)” funded by UNISDR/UNOCHA on 21-29
March in the three cities of Pakistan namely Abbottabad,
Mansehra and Muzaffarabad. The DANA course aims to train and
create a cadre of disaster managers with a standard methodology
and protocols for assessing and reporting post disaster damage
and needs so as to facilitate response to disasters by
optimising the mobilisation and utilisation of resources for
relief and recovery. These trained disaster managers would then
also provide damage assessment and needs analysis training to
others at the national, provincial and local levels.
CBDRM Standards Workshop in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, (28-29 March)
ADPC is organising a three-day national workshop in Phnom Penh
for developing criteria on CBDRM good practice and impact
indicators for CBDRM projects with the funding support from
DIPECHO. Criteria and indicators for assessment of vulnerability
at family and community levels will also be developed in the
workshop. The outputs of this activity should lead towards
improvements in the practice of Community Based Disaster Risk
Management in Cambodia.
The earlier announced National CBDRM Standards workshop in the
month of February has been rescheduled for 28-29 March which was
initially planned on 27-28 February 2006.
Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction Course (EVRC), Bangladesh, (27-31
ADPC in collaboration with CARE-Bangladesh is organising a
training course on Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction Course (EVRC)
from 27-31 2006 in Chittagong, Bangladesh.
The course is designed to provide greater understanding of the
causes and effects of earthquakes and tsunami and how to
mitigate such impacts in order to reduce damage and loss of
lives from these destructive events. About 30
participants from CARE, Chittagong City Corporation, USAID,
World Vision, SCF/USA, SHOUHARDO partner NGOs, Bangladesh
Earthquake Society etc. will attend the training course.
Follow up visit to Lao PDR and Consultation with National
Agencies involved in Flood Preparedness Planning (FPP), Lao PDR
The ADPC and MRCS project team will visit the selected target
provinces in Lao PDR and meet the officials of the Provincial
Disaster Management Committee (PDMC) to discuss the outcomes of
conducted in these provinces and continuation of the Flood
Preparedness Planning process in their provinces. In addition,
one day consultation with the National Agencies such as Lao
National Mekong Committee (LNMC), National Disaster Management
(NDMO) Lao, relevant line agencies and NGOs will be
in Vientiane to discuss the training outcomes and strategies for
future flood preparedness activities in Lao PDR.
Disaster Management Course (DMC), Pakistan, (3-7
The Disaster Management Course (DMC) funded by UNISDR/UNOCHA
will be conducted in Karachi, Pakistan from 3-7 April 2006.
The course aims to provide comprehensive disaster management
knowledge and skills to enhance the capabilities of executive
managers who have key disaster management responsibilities.
Participants for the training course
include officials from variety of NGOs and Local and Government
Agencies in Pakistan.