ADPC organized a leadership training course on Urban Resilience for senior government officials from key agencies working on disaster risk management and climate change adaptation in Pakistan. The event was held in Bangkok with support from the World Bank, and in partnership with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Pakistan.
Experts and donors stressed the need for a comprehensive approach and better financing to make Pakistan resilient to disaster and climate change risk during a strategic dialogue held in Islamabad. The dialogue on ‘Disaster and Climate Resilience in Pakistan’ was organized by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the World Bank and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).
ADPC Executive Director, Mr. Hans Guttman met with the President of the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) H.E. Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu, to discuss potential areas of cooperation, including the advancement of sustainable development in the region through disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption.
At the invitation of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), ADPC’s delegation is participating in the 2nd Experts Group Meeting that will be held in Ankara, Turkey on 11-12 October to finalize the Regional Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction for member countries - Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.
ADPC organized a four-day intensive course on Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) from 28 September to 1 October 2017 in Gujarat State, India, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).