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ADPC News & Events 2009

March 2011

  • 23 March 2011
    Silver Jubilee Celebrations of ADPC- DRR Priorities for Asia from 2011 to 2020 . For more information, click>>

  • 16 March 2011
    Panel Discussion on the Evolution of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities for the last 25 years. For more information, click>>
  • 4 March 2011
    ADPC collaborate with Ministry of Defence, Kingdom of Thailand in conducting Preparatory Guidelines and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) on Civil-Military Coordination Development Conference

February 2011

January 2011

  • 27 Jan 2011
    Workshop on Lessons and Experiences: Priority Implementation Partnership on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (MDRD) into Housing Sector in Sri Lanka which has been implemented by Disaster Management Centre, Ministry of Disaster Management of the Government of Sri Lanka
    Brochures: Safer Housing Projects
      Safer Housing on Coasts
  • 25 Jan 2011
    Workshop on Introduction to Guidance on Mainstreaming DRR in the Health Sector, Myanmar Rural Settings: This will be jointly organized by Relief and Resettlement Department of Myanmar, ASEAN, UN and ADPC in Yangon
    Photos >>   
  • 24 Jan 2011
    Workshop on Introduction to Guidance on Mainstreaming DRR in the Education Sector, Myanmar Rural Settings: This will be jointly organized by Relief and Resettlement Department of Myanmar, ASEAN, UN and ADPC in Yangon
    Draft Schedule
      Photos >>
  • 08 - 14 Jan 2011
    Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Emergencies Training in Bangladesh

December 2010

  • 21 - 22 Dec 2010
    Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: the two-day workshop was jointly organized by Forest Department of the Government of Myanmar and UNDP in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar and ADPC facilitated a technical session 'Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Understanding Linkages'  
  • 20 - 22 Dec 2010
    Disaster Management Course for Heifer Project International, Chiang Mai, Thailand: The national training course is being organized to provide fundamental knowledge on Disaster Management and application of Disaster Risk Reduction principles in rural development programs and projects being implemented by Heifer Project International
  • 20 - 21 Dec 2010
    Early Warning System Experience Sharing Workshop: This is a part of the project, "Facilitating the integration of tsunami warning by strengthening multi-hazard warning systems in Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia" supported by American Red Cross.
    Check out Brochure of the workshop

  • 13 Dec 2010
    Inventory and Review of Initiatives on Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment in Asia and the Pacific:
    Output I under the IAP initiative on Regional Stocktaking and Mapping of DRR intervention in Asia and the Pacific
    Tentative Agenda

  • 8 Dec 2010
    Regional Launch of "Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters: The Economics of Effective Prevention": ADPC in collaboration with World Bank is organizing a World Bank-United Nations joint report launching event in Bangkok, Thailand.
    of the event
    Press Release
    Read the report on-line
  • 1 - 3 Dec 2010
    The 2nd RECLAIM Regional Meeting: Promotion of Early Warning Mechanisms for Landslides in Asian Region, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Tentative Agenda

  • 1 Dec 2010
    The 11th Board of Trustees meeting

November 2010

  • 22 - 25 Nov 2010
    Urban Risks: Moving from Humanitarian Responses to Disaster Prevention In cooperation with Asia Pacific Civil-Military Center of Excellence, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ADPC is co-organizing this event in London, UK.
  • 16 - 17 Nov 2010
    26th ALNAP Meeting, "The role of national governments in international humanitarian response to disasters" hosted by the Red Cross/ Red Crescent Movement in Kuala Lumpur. Dr. Bhichit, Executive Director of ADPC was invited as a key note speaker. 
  • 9 - 10 Nov 2010
    Regional High-Level Expert Group Meeting to Reduce Flood Disaster Risks in Islamabad, Pakistan, organized by UNESCAP, the UN Country Team and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan: ADPC facilitated a technical sessions on "Housing, Urban and CBDRR for flood risk reduction" and "Regional cooperation for flood risk reduction".

October 2010

  • 27 - 29 Oct 2010
    ASEAN Local Government Agenda Conference is going to be held in Penang Malaysia. Mr. Aslam Perwaiz, Program Manager will participate as a representative of ADPC and present a paper, “Flood preparedness and emergency management: people-centered approach in integrated flood risk management
  • 25 - 29 Oct 2010
    Workshop Series on Evaluating Adaptive Responses to Climate Change: Ms. Thitiphon Sinsupan, Project Officer, and Mr. Chum Vuthy, Regional Project Manager, will participate the workshop
    For more information about the workshop, click>>

  • 27 Oct 2010
    A Brochure, "Disaster Proofing the Millennium Development Goals" has been launched by the Regional Consultative Committee on disaster Management (RCC) at the 4th AMCDRR with the presence of Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction. Check photos of the launching event, click>>
  • 26 Oct 2010
    DRR Project Portal, a knowledge-sharing mechanism to improve collaboration on DRR throughout Asia and the Pacific, was launched during the 4th AMCDRR.
    Remarks by Woochong Um, Deputy Director General of Asian Development Bank

    Check out photos of the launching event, click>>
    For more information about the portal, check flyer

  • 26 - 28 Oct 2010
    The 4th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR): ADPC led a number of sessions and set up a booth for public education and knowledge-sharing on DRR.

  • 21 - 22 Oct 2010
    Asia-Pacific Climate Change Adaptation Forum: Mainstreaming Adaptation into Development Planning, ADPC is organizing a side event on Linking Disaster Risk Reduction to Climate Change Adaptation
    Side Event Agenda 

  • 15 Oct 2010
    Operationalisation of Strategic Plan for Disaster Management: Project Launch in Vientiane, Lao PDR
    , Project Brief
  • 13 - 15 Oct 2010
    International Seminar on Sharing Experience on Disaster Risk Reduction in Asian Countries: co-organized by ADPC, National Disaster Reduction Center of China, Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China (NDRCC). Mr. Loy Lego, Deputy Executive Director of ADPC and Ms. Ling Ling,
    Project Manager, China and North-East Asia, joined the seminar and delivered presentations
  • 13 Oct 2010
    Launch of the World Disaster Reduction Campaign on Making Cities Resilient in Thailand jointly organized by ADPC, UNESCAP and UNISDR in commemorating the 2010 International Day for Disaster Reduction at UN conference Centre.
    Check announcement of the event

    Check the event photos >>

  • 11 - 12 Oct 2010
    Technical Workshop to Review the RCC Guidelines on Mainstreaming Disaster risk Reduction into Housing Sector and Land Use Planning & RCC Working Paper on Mainstreaming DRR into Local Government and Urban Development   
    Concept note and Agenda of the Workshop

  • 4 - 6 Oct 2010
    International Symposium on Benefiting from Earth Observation:
    Mr. Anisur Rahman, Project Manager of ADPC, presented on "Application of satellite data and GIS for natural hazard and risk assessment"j, in Kathmandu, Nepal

September 2010

  • 25 - 29 Sept 2010
    Targeting national participants in Bangladesh, ADPC is conducting a training course on Application of GIS for Natural Hazard and Risk Assessment in Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • 20 - 22 Sept 2010
    DRR for MDGs: while world leaders are meeting to take stock of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), ADPC advocate "Disaster Proofing MDGs." Follow the MDGs Action in NY and also check UNISDR web on the link between MDGs and DRR
  • 14 Sept 2010
    ADPC, in partnership with Myanmar Red Cross Society and French Red Cross, jointly organized a workshop on 'Indigenous Knowledge on Disaster Risk Reduction in Myanmar' in Yangon, Myanmar. The workshop was attended by about 60 participants from UN agencies, international and local NGOs.
    Check photos of the workshop
  • 6 - 10 Sept 2010
    ADPC is conducting a SET (Skills for Effective Trainers) course for 22 officials from Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA) and National Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC) in Beijing, China. The course is funded by the Chinese government.
    Outcome Report

  • 1 Sept 2010
    ADPC is organizing the "National Consultation Meeting on Public Awareness for Flood Risk Reduction in Thailand" (Note: the Meeting will start at 9:30 am at the ADPC office in Bangkok, Thailand)
    Check out Photos of the event

August 2010

  • 29 - 31 Aug 2010
    Training on "Child Centered DRR" will be conducted in Dhaka, Bangladesh to facilitate the DRR component into the Plan Bangladesh core approach towards working with children, called Child Centered Community Development (CCCD). Plan staff will participate in the training. This is a part of UDRM program, Building Disaster Resilient and Safer Communities in Bangladesh, through which ADPC provides technical assistance for Plan-Bangladesh.
  • 24 - 27 Aug 2010
    Training on "Child Inclusive Urban Risk Assessment" will be conducted in Sylhet, Bangladesh with participants from all DIPECHO partners to introduce the urban risk assessment module and to bring the children's vulnerability into that framework. This is a part of UDRM program, Building Disaster Resilient and Safer Communities in Bangladesh, through which ADPC provides technical assistance for Islamic Relief-Bangladesh.

  • 16 - 17 Aug 2010
    A Community Action for Disaster Response course (CADRE) will be conducted in Da Nang, Vietnam aiming to skill-up community members to effectively respond to floods, landslides, typhoons, and other disastrous events. For more information, please visit PEER website.
    Press Release
    Check out Photos of CADRE Activities
  • 06 and 15 Aug 2010
    Two separate Workshops on 'Guideline on Township Disaster Management Plan' was organized on 6th and 15th August 2010 at Nay Pyi Taw and Pathein in order to orient the Township Disaster Preparedness Committees. ADPC, in collaboration with Relief and Resettlement Department, General Administration Department, Myanmar, have developed the ‘Guideline on Township Disaster Management Plan’.
    Check out photos of the workshop

  • 09 - 11 Aug 2010
    The Pacific Platform for DRM runs from 9th to 13th August and includes SOPAC’s launch of the Disaster Risk Reduction Project Portal, an initiative for sharing information on DRR projects in Asia and the Pacific for identifying gaps and areas of cooperation, and improving planning and programming for DRR. Project partners of this initiative include UNISDR, ADB, ADPC, ADRRN, IFRC, SOPAC, UNDP, UNESCAP, UNOCHA and the World Bank.
    For further information, click >>
  • 02 - 06 Aug 2010
    Workshop for the Pilot Testing for the new Zoonotic Diseases Training Package ‘One Health Initiative’ in Bangkok, Thailand

June 2010

  • 01 June 2010
    Building Collapse in Dhaka: ADPC Dhaka team rushed to assess the damage and loss

  • 17 - 18 June 2010
    Orientation Training on the use of the Disaster Risk Reduction Project Portal developed under the initiative of the ISDR Asia Partnership (IAP) on Regional Stocktaking and Mapping of DRR interventions in Asia and Pacific, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 28 - 29 June 2010
    ADPC will provide technical assistance for the Second Workshop on ASEAN Defence Establishments and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Cooperation on Non-Traditional Security (Disaster Management), co-hosted by Thailand, Brunei Darussalam and the Republic of the Philippines, at Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Bangkok, Thailand

May 2010

  • 1 - 22 May 2010
    Community Action for Disaster Response course (CADRE) – part of the PEER program, is holding a training in the Philippines in May 2010, with trainees from the Bacolod region
    Press Release   Photos

  • 26-27 May 2010
    The ADPC Flood Preparedness Program team will participate in the 8th Annual Mekong Flood Forum (AMFF-8). in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The theme for AMFF-8 will be 'Flood risk management and mitigation in the Mekong River Basin.'
    ADPC paper for the forum


  • 30-31 May 2010
    Second National Monsoon Forum will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh

April 2010

  • 13 - 16 April 2010
    ADPC will be closed during the Thai New Year Holiday (Songkran)

March 2010

  • 18 March 2010
    Launch of the 'Handbook for Reconstruction after Natural Disasters,' developed by World Bank in partnership with the Earthquake and Megacities Initiative, Habitat for Humanity International, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Shelter Centre, UNISDR, and the World Housing Encyclopedia at 2pm, ADPC Office
    Press Release

FEB 2010

  • 1 - 19 Feb 2010
    ADPC is organizing Disaster Management Course (DMC-39) in Bangkok, Thailand for three weeks
  • 16 Feb 2010
    ADPC Dhaka office in Bangladesh turns 2nd Anniversary! Check more
  • 17 - 18 Feb 2010
    ADPC and Bangladesh Disaster Preparedness Centre (BDPC) is organizing a Regional Conference on 'Climate Change and Extreme Cyclones: Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response in a Rapidly Changing World' in Bangladesh. More>
    Conference Brochure
      Press Release

  • 22 - 24 Feb 2010
    The 8th Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC-8) was held from the 22-24th February 2010 in Manila, Philippines, inaugurated by the Hon. Norberto B. Gonzales Secretary, Department of National Defense and Chairman of the National Disaster Coordinating Council, of the Government of the Philippines. The meeting, attended by 22 officials from national disaster management offices representing 17 countries in the Asia and Pacific region, along with 14 observers from UN agencies, international organizations, NGOs, donor agencies and development banks adopted the Manila RCC-8 statement on Implementing national programs on CBDRR in high risk communities. more>

    RCC8 Meeting Brochure  Press Release
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