Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and Friendship co-organized a technical workshop session titled 'From Innovation to Impact: Emerging Technology and Locally-led Solutions to Address Community Adaptation and Resilience' on the sidelines of the 17th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change (CBA17), organized by International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 and SDG 13 have brought attention to global issues such availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all and climate actions to minimize risks, respectively. Climate change is a major factor contributing to significant alterations in the earth's weather, climate, and water systems.
Disasters can cause serious economic and fiscal repercussions by destructing both human and physical assets, disrupting businesses, affecting tax bases, and imposing fiscal costs on the government to fund post-disaster response, recovery, and reconstruction operations.
Lemlem Abraha, geographic information systems (GIS) expert, is building a new landscape forwomen across Ethiopia. Her career in disaster risk management (DRM) technology exemplifiesthe potential of women engaging in science, tech, engineering, and math (STEM).
In collaboration with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), Dr. Nion and her team developed the Smoke Watch Application, which was awarded Thailand’s National Innovation Award, 2021.
On 15 February 2023, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), research team members of the Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI), and LASER PULSE focal persons convened as part of an institutional exchange on the ‘Evaluation of Community-Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) Programs for BHA/East Asia and the Pacific (EAP)’.
On January 24, 2023, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Robert F. Godec, Hans Guttman, Executive Director of the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), and Dr. Karen M. St. Germain, Earth Science Division Director, NASA launched SERVIR-Southeast Asia (SERVIR-SEA), an $11.2 million ADPC-USAID-NASA initiative to help communities across Southeast Asia adapt to regional and transboundary climate issues and mitigate the impacts of climate change and disasters.
ADPC and Pakistan signed a Host Country Agreement (HCA) enabling which recognizes ADPC as an international organization in Pakistan in accordance with the article 4.1 of ADPC Charter
The 17th meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) concluded on 7 December 2022 with an emphasis on accelerating the implementation of the 2030 global, regional, and sub-regional frameworks.
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), together with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan Water Forum, organized a panel discussion on ‘Actions for Scaling-up Effective Investments in Climate Adaptation and Resilience’ at the 27th United Nations Conference of Parties (COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt on 14 November 2022.