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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)

Urban Resilience: learning from the regional experiences

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.

On the road to disaster resilience: NDMA, Pakistan brings partners together

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 and AFAD discuss regional cooperation for disaster risk reduction

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.

ADPC participates in the ECO meeting in Turkey

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.

HOPE in India: making hospitals resilient

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).

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