The 14th annual meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC) will be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 3-5 April 2018 on the theme coherence of major global frameworks - Implementation of SDGs and SFDRR at the national level.
ADPC has formed country-level ‘preparedness partnerships’ in Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka for “Strengthening Capacity of Government and Local Humanitarian Organizations on Preparedness for Response” in Asia, as part of the Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) program. This program, which is facilitated by ADPC with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is being implemented in six countries, namely Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka.
SERVIR-Mekong’s geospatial tools were featured as part of the knowledge portal display during the Fifth Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Environment Ministers’ Meeting held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from January 30 to February 1. Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) also showcased its work on mainstreaming disaster risk management into development in Mekong region at the climate resilience pavilion.
ADPC and the International PIVAT Conclave discuss the possibility of an interventional mobile application that can help give common people and bystanders useful information about how to properly respond to medial emergencies.
Following the ratification of the Intergovernmental Charter of ADPC by the Royal Government of Cambodia, H.E. Dr. Nhim Vanda, Senior Minister of the National Committee for Disaster Management, handed over the document to ADPC during a ceremony held on 21 December at ADPC’s headquarters in Bangkok. Eight of the nine founding members - Bangladesh, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Cambodia - have already ratified ADPC’s Charter.