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)

Exploring the elements of disaster risk financing strategies

Experts debated the challenges and opportunities to develop strategies for managing the financial impacts of disaster risks in hazard-prone countries at the two-day workshop in Bangkok on 8-9 May. Forty-one experts from the public, private and development sectors shared their experience and expertise and concluded that the absence of a common and systematic methodology to gather data regarding the impact of past disasters is a key hindrance in the development of an effective risk financing framework.

ADPC publishes "stories from the field"

ADPC has released a “stories from the field” booklet to showcase the progress of communities, across Asia and the Pacific, in building resilience against disasters and the action being implemented to protect the safety of their livelihood, with support from ADPC. Stories demonstrate the outstanding support from governments, partners and the courage of people to help overcome the challenges in the face of disasters.

Participants discuss gender-inclusive and rights-based approaches in two-day Regional Sensitization workshop

ADPC was joined by participants to discuss the integration of gender-inclusive agendas and practices across disaster management frameworks. Participants were encouraged to highlight current issues, opportunities for development and potential entry points for realizing a gender-inclusive and rights-based approach across future projects within the Asia-Pacific region. The meeting also introduced the BRDR program and ADPC’s newly appointed Senior Gender Advisor.

Mongolian Journalists−reporting on disaster mitigation and preparedness (RedMap) to save lives

Mongolian Journalists learnt the concept of disaster management and how they can save lives through reporting. In a two-day media workshop held in Ulaanbaatar in April, 40 journalists were introduced to the concept of a One Man Journalist (OMJ) that spells out how simple devices, from mobile phones to tablets, can be used to report on disaster mitigation and preparedness actions.


Architects participate in training workshop on disaster risk management

Architects from Indonesia and five Asian countries gathered to attend a training workshop on Disaster Risk Management for Architects from 4-7 April 2018 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The workshop was jointly organized by ADPC, Architects Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA), and Indonesian Institute of Architects (IAI).

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