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Inclusive Governance, Finance, and Local Action: 17th Meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) held in the Philippines

17th meeting of ADPC's Regional Consultative Committee (RCC)

The three-day 17th meeting of Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) is hosted in collaboration with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Department of National Defense, Philippines and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) with an overarching theme of ‘Sustainable Resilience through Inclusive Governance, Finance, and Local Action’.
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SERVIR Southeast Asia Connecting Space to Village

SERVIR Southeast Asia is a geospatial data-for-development program that responds to the needs of Southeast Asian countries

SERVIR works to streamline access to data and imagery from satellites so analysts can integrate this information into tools and models that are accessible to those who need it most.
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Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) Localizing Humanitarian Response

Localizing Humanitarian Response Strengthening Local organizations and Leadership in the region

The Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) was established through a partnership between Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for improving the preparedness and emergency response to disasters in Asia by strengthening humanitarian leadership and technical capacity of national and sub-national governments, local humanitarian and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector networks so that they can lead and better engage in the humanitarian framework.
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Building Resilience through Inclusive and Climate-adaptive Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific

Enhancing capacities of the most vulnerable in society

ADPC launched a five-year multi-stakeholders program──Building Resilience through Inclusive and Climate-adaptive Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific (BRDR). With an aim of protecting development gains and enhancing regional cooperation for inclusive and gender-equal risk reduction approaches, the BRDR program is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and implemented jointly by ADPC, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI). Nepal, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines are the BRDR’s pilot countries.
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South Asia Region Climate Knowledge Hub (SAR-Climate)

Your one-stop portal to all of South Asia's climate change information, news, opinions, and initiatives.

SAR-Climate Knowledge Hub aims to share information on climate adaptation and resilience building in South Asia. It is managed by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) under the Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CARE) for South Asia project.
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Urban Resilience to Climate Extremes in Southeast Asia

Adapting to Climate Extremes and Reducing Disaster Risk

Urban Resilience to Climate Extremes (URCE) in Southeast Asia" program aims to build resilience of urban communities & systems to current and emerging climate extremes, disasters and emergencies in selected deltaic & coastal cities in the Southeast Asia region. The program is supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and implemented by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).
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iCARE Innovations Fund
Deadline: 28 August 2023

US$ 100,000 available to test and scale-up pilot innovations in the South Asia region.

iCARE Innovations Fund will help in upscaling and co-creating innovations for climate adaptation, resilient infrastructure, and sectoral decision support systems for integrated water resources management and climate-smart agriculture.

ADPC at the 10th World Water Forum 2024, 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

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 – 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

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.

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.

Advancing Climate Action Through Early Warning Systems and Adaptation

Meteorology plays a pivotal role in our daily lives, influencing sectors from agriculture, water and transport to disaster management and environmental protection. The theme for World Meteorological Day 2024, "At the Frontline of Climate Action," underscores the critical importance of meteorological services in the global fight against climate change.

Disaster Risk Management Leadership Training of Trainers

Following the Disaster Risk Management Leadership Workshop for Ministers and Senior Federal Government Officials held on March 9-10, 2024, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) conducted a Training of Trainers (ToT) on Disaster Risk Management Leadership at Pyramid Hotel in Bishoftu, Ethiopia from March 13-18, 2024. The training was co-organized by the Ethiopian Disaster Risk Management Commission (EDRMC) in collaboration with the ADPC and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Uniting South Asia for Enhanced Readiness and Anticipatory Action: Highlights from the SNAP South Asia Program Launch and Policy Dialogue

Colombo, Sri Lanka, became the center for South Asia's disaster preparedness initiatives on 13-14 December 2023 with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) launching the regional program on "Sustainable National Anticipatory Actions through Preparedness (SNAP) in South Asia" in collaboration with the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance. Hosted by the Disaster Management Center (DMC) Sri Lanka, the workshop drew vital decision makers and senior disaster management practitioners from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka representing the National Disaster Management Organizations, Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies, civil society organizations, and national response agencies.

Advancing Anticipatory Action: Insights from the SNAP South Asia National Planning Meeting in Sri Lanka

On March 14, 2023, Colombo served as the backdrop for a significant gathering—the National Planning Meeting of the Sustainable National Anticipatory Action through Preparedness (SNAP) South Asia Program in Sri Lanka.

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