World Desertification & Drought Day 2024: "United for Land: Our Legacy. Our Future"

Bangkok, Thailand
On June 17, 2024, the world will come together to observe World Desertification and Drought Day under the theme "United for Land: Our Legacy. Our Future." This year's theme is a call to action, urging all sectors of society to engage in sustainable land stewardship to combat the pressing issues of desertification and drought.

A Sensitization Workshop on Mainstreaming DRM in the Health and Agriculture Sectors in Ethiopia

Adama, Ethiopia

A Sensitization Workshop on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management into Health and Agricultural Sectors in Ethiopia was held for 50 leaders and professionals from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopian Public Health Institute, and Ethiopian Disaster Risk Management Commission. The workshop took place from June 13-15, 2024, in Adama, Ethiopia.

Bhutan Steps Up Hospital Resilience Efforts

Bhutan's hospital, Bhutan
In a pivotal move to bolster Bhutan's hospital resilience, the Technical Curriculum Review Group (TCRG) convened an online meeting on 11 June 2024.

Maldives Delegation Commences Emergency Operations Centers Study Tour at ADPC Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand, 5 June 2024 - The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) welcomed a delegation from the Maldives National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), accompanied by representatives from the Maldivian Red Crescent, Ministry of Construction and Infrastructure, and the Maldives Meteorological Service.

ADPC attended the One ASEAN One Response Roadshow, Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand
On June 4, 2024, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) participated in the "One ASEAN One Response Roadshow," organized by the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Center) and the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) of Thailand.

ADPC at the 10th World Water Forum 2024, Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia
World Water Forum is the largest international gathering in the water sector involving various stakeholders, which has been co-hosted by the World Water Council and a host city. The Forum brings together participants from all levels and areas, including politics, multilateral institutions, academia, civil society and the private sector.

Building Resilience: Empowering Regional Leaders in Disaster Risk Management

Bishoftu, Ethiopia
Thirty Disaster Risk Management (DRM) leaders from 12 Ethiopian regions and 2 city administrations participated in a DRM leadership cascading training held in Bishoftu from May 14-18, 2024. This intensive program aimed to equip these professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively lead regional humanitarian operations and strengthen disaster preparedness across the country.

National Planning Meeting Advances Anticipatory Action through Disaster Preparedness in the Maldives

Male, Maldives
Male, Maldives – 30 April 2024 – The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Maldives, in collaboration with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and supported by the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, convened a pivotal National Planning Meeting in Male City.

Institutional Study Visit of Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Philippines Delegation to Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand
The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) organized an institutional visit to Thailand for the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), the national disaster management office (NDMO) of the Philippines from 03 to 04 April 2024. The 10-person delegation was headed by the OCD Administrator, Undersecretary Ariel F. Nepomuceno.

Visit of Ms. Pilar Pacheco and Ms. Karla Bajana of the Global Development Division, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to ADPC Headquarters.

ADPC HQ, Thailand
The Preparedness for Response and Recovery team at the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) recently welcomed Ms. Pilar Pacheco, Senior Program Officer, and Ms. Karla Bajana, Senior Program Coordinator of the Emergency Response Global Development Division at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) from 25-29 March 2024. The visit focused on reviewing the collaborative disaster preparedness programs funded by BMGF.