• Disaster Management course, Pakistan (5-7 June)
  • Project Proposal Writing Course , Pakistan (8-10 June)

         The focus of ADPC's Training and Education Division is to help strengthen the capacity of countries, organizations, communities and individuals to reduce the impact of disasters through enhancing their knowledge and skills to promote and adopt disaster reduction practices as an integral part of the development process at community, national, sub-regional and regional levels.

    It provides a range of learning opportunities to managers who wish to include knowledge of disaster management in their ongoing professional development. Regular courses are conducted by ADPC- both at ADPC in Bangkok and in-country- on a range of topics such as the fundamentals of disaster management, urban disaster mitigation, seismic and cyclones hazards mitigation, flood hazard mitigation, technological hazards mitigation, crisis management, complex emergencies management, and community based approaches to disaster management. Over the past 17 years, ADPC's alumni base has expanded to more than 4500 professionals working at senior and middle management levels in national and provincial governments, NGOs, International NGOs, the academe and the private sector. With the diverse professional backgrounds and the institutional relationships that the ADPC Alumni represent, they constitute an excellent corps of qualified and dedicated individuals working towards the formulation of effective disaster management policies and demonstrated capabilities in their countries. The services of ADPC's Training and Education division include, training needs assessment, design training curriculum, conduct training courses and evaluation and organizing study tours to meet the special needs of different audiences.

    The training course, which ADPC offers, can be classified into 3 categories as below:

    Regional Courses: These are the courses which ADPC conducts every year periodically at Bangkok. These have been developed to improve the knowledge and skills of professionals on various aspects of disaster management in the light of regional disaster management needs.

    Program Based Courses: Under different programs, the ADPC is involved in developing and institutionalizing courses at the national level in different countries with the collaboration of national level training organizations on specific aspects of disaster management. At present the course on Urban Disaster Mitigation has been established in six countries including India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Philippines and Sri Lanka. 

    Special Courses: ADPC is actively engaged in training tailored to suit the needs of particular groups of professionals to enhance their capabilities to meet the requirements of their programs. These courses are developed upon request from governments, international and UN agencies, NGOs and private sector. They focus on meeting the needs expressed by requesting agencies. These courses can be organized in your country or at Bangkok.


    Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
    P.O. Box 4,Klong Luang Pathumthani 12120,Thailand
    Tel (66-2)516 5900 - 10, Fax (66-2)524 5360, Email: