RCC 13 in Islamabad

13th RCC meeting concludes with emphasis on creating linkages among global frameworks for better implementation

The 13th annual meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) on Disaster Management concluded on 19 October in Islamabad with an emphasis on creating strong linkages among various global frameworks for better implementation and greater impact on communities.

Strengthening Earthquake Resilience in Bangladesh

Strengthening Earthquake Resilience in Bangladesh (SERB)

To strengthen earthquake preparedness and response capacity, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) along with technical support from Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) launched the Strengthening Earthquake Resilience in Bangladesh (SERB) program.

Enhancing capacities of the most vulnerable in society

Protecting Children through Community

China has suffered 151 earthquakes measuring from 6.5 to 7 on the Richter scale between 1964 and 2013.

Conducting risk assessments for effective disaster risk management

Building long-term preparedness in Bangladesh

ADPC is mapping out all hazard prone areas in Bangladesh and assessing the vulnerability of the people, property, infrastructure and economic activities. With the help of the results from the study, the aim is to incorporate appropriate risk-reduction strategies in the country’s development planning process. (Photo: Swapan Photography / Shutterstock.com)

Training courses that meet the needs of the entire region

Since 1986, ADPC has trained over 8,000 graduates

At ADPC, we offer customized regional courses. Build your capacity in disaster risk management. (Photo: Sayan Chuenudomsavad)

Supporting development practitioners to integrate disaster risk management into their work

Mainstreaming disaster risk management into development processes

Over 2011–2013, ADPC prepared a series of handbooks for disaster risk management practitioners working in national and municipal governments. These handbooks guide individuals on how and what they can contribute to resilient development.

Working with cities to increase urban resiliency

Reducing vulnerability to floods in Thailand

The 2011 floods in Thailand proved socially and economically devastating. At ADPC, we work to overcome the challenges in urban disaster risk management that were identified as a result of the flooding. (Photo: topten22photo / Shutterstock.com)

Managing climate risks and adapting to climate change through science-based solutions

How to make end-to-end early warning systems sustainable?

ADPC works to build technical capacity of national meteorological agencies in Myanmar and Vietnam, among other countries. (Photo: ArtWell / Shutterstock.com)

Establishing sustainable emergency response at hospitals and communities

ADPC works to strengthen mental health and psychosocial support in times of emergencies

Learn more about our work in mental health and psychosocial support in Bangladesh and Vietnam. (Photo: Wichai Dornnam)

Intensifying coordination to improve disaster risk management

Working together with Lao PDR's National Disaster Management Office

Lao PDR’s National Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction is based on information from the national disaster damage reporting database. (Photo: Sayan Chuenudomsavad)

The 14th annual meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management

The 14th annual meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC) will be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 22-24 May 2018 on the theme coherence of major global frameworks - Implementation of SDGs and SFDRR at the national level.

Students from Songkla University visit ADPC

Seventeen students from the Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management Science, Prince of Songkla University, Thailan visit ADPC. Led by Dr. Somporn Khunwishit, Associate Dean for Research, students showed a great interest in using disaster management knowledge in their master’s degree in Public Administration.

ADPC Executive Director on International Women’s Day 2018

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”, calls for promoting gender equality in every field including disaster risk reduction (DRR), as women and girls are disproportionately affected by disasters.

ADPC and Thammasat University sign MoU to achieve excellence in public health risk management

ADPC and Faculty of Public Health, Thammasat University (FPH-TU), signed a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to achieve their shared vision of excellence in public health risk management as a critical element of disaster management. 

APDC Academy 2018 training course details available

ADPC is pleased to announce the details for the 2018 training courses are now available. Courses for 2018 include Post Disaster Needs Assessment and Resilient Recovery, Gender in Disaster Risk Reduction, Disaster Risk Communication, Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction, and Disaster Management.  

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