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 3-5 April 2018 on the theme coherence of major global frameworks - Implementation of SDGs and SFDRR at the national level.

ADPC formed country-level resilience partnerships in Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka

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.

ADPC presented at the 5th Greater Mekong Subregion GMS Environment Ministers’ Meeting

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.

First aid through phones – ADPC discusses with PIVAT Conclave

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. 

ADPC to become an IGO soon: the government of Cambodia ratifies ADPC’s Charter

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.

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