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Inclusive Governance, Finance, and Local Action: 17th Meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) held in the Philippines

17th meeting of ADPC's Regional Consultative Committee (RCC)

The three-day 17th meeting of Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) is hosted in collaboration with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Department of National Defense, Philippines and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) with an overarching theme of ‘Sustainable Resilience through Inclusive Governance, Finance, and Local Action’.
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SERVIR Southeast Asia Connecting Space to Village

SERVIR Southeast Asia is a geospatial data-for-development program that responds to the needs of Southeast Asian countries

SERVIR works to streamline access to data and imagery from satellites so analysts can integrate this information into tools and models that are accessible to those who need it most.
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Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) Localizing Humanitarian Response

Localizing Humanitarian Response Strengthening Local organizations and Leadership in the region

The Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) was established through a partnership between Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for improving the preparedness and emergency response to disasters in Asia by strengthening humanitarian leadership and technical capacity of national and sub-national governments, local humanitarian and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector networks so that they can lead and better engage in the humanitarian framework.
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Building Resilience through Inclusive and Climate-adaptive Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific

Enhancing capacities of the most vulnerable in society

ADPC launched a five-year multi-stakeholders program──Building Resilience through Inclusive and Climate-adaptive Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific (BRDR). With an aim of protecting development gains and enhancing regional cooperation for inclusive and gender-equal risk reduction approaches, the BRDR program is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and implemented jointly by ADPC, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI). Nepal, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines are the BRDR’s pilot countries.
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South Asia Region Climate Knowledge Hub (SAR-Climate)

Your one-stop portal to all of South Asia's climate change information, news, opinions, and initiatives.

SAR-Climate Knowledge Hub aims to share information on climate adaptation and resilience building in South Asia. It is managed by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) under the Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CARE) for South Asia project.
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Urban Resilience to Climate Extremes in Southeast Asia

Adapting to Climate Extremes and Reducing Disaster Risk

Urban Resilience to Climate Extremes (URCE) in Southeast Asia" program aims to build resilience of urban communities & systems to current and emerging climate extremes, disasters and emergencies in selected deltaic & coastal cities in the Southeast Asia region. The program is supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and implemented by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).
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iCARE Innovations Fund
Deadline: 28 August 2023

US$ 100,000 available to test and scale-up pilot innovations in the South Asia region.

iCARE Innovations Fund will help in upscaling and co-creating innovations for climate adaptation, resilient infrastructure, and sectoral decision support systems for integrated water resources management and climate-smart agriculture.

Creating a Culture of Preparedness: Inaugural First Responders Forum in the Maldives

The inaugural First Responders Forum took place from February 20th to 21st, 2024, in Malé City, Maldives, under the theme 'Creating a Culture of Preparedness.' Organized by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the Maldivian Red Crescent Society in collaboration with ADPC, the forum was part of the Strengthening Preparedness and Resilience through Inclusive Community Governance in the Maldives (SPRING) project, supported by USAID's Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA).

ADPC Strengthening Collaboration with the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of Thailand

In a significant move towards strengthening disaster resilience in Thailand, ADPC, along with its partner, the Thai Network for Disaster Resilience (TNDR), discussed with the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) possible collaboration activities in 2024 to support the implementation of the Thailand National Disaster Risk Management Plan 2023-2027. This collaboration marks a critical step forward in the nation's efforts to enhance its preparedness, response, and recovery strategies in the face of increasing disaster risks.

In the Field with CREWS: Delving into Early Warning Systems and Community-Based Flood Management in Cambodia and Lao PDR

From January 22 to 26, 2024, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) facilitated a high-level delegation visit to Cambodia and Lao PDR. Comprising participants from contributing member countries of the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative, including the French Climate Ambassador, as well as representatives from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), and the World Bank, the delegation aimed to deepen insights into disaster preparedness and management at national and sub-national levels in both countries.

ADPC Retreat 2024: Strategic Planning and Navigating the Road Ahead

In preparation for the new year and beyond, the ADPC team gathered for its Retreat 2024 between 25-26 January 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand. It was a rare opportunity for all staff to gather, look upon the achievements of 2023, and gear up for the future year with the review of the 2024 Work Plan, Strategy 2030 and the key action areas.

Unveiling Regional Initiatives: South Asia Gears Up for Drought Management in 2024

Drought conditions in South Asia have emerged as a complex challenge, impacting vital sectors such as agriculture, water resources, livelihoods, and energy generation. The vulnerability of countries in the region, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, to various types of droughts is exacerbated by erratic rainfall patterns and prolonged dry spells. This has led to heightened concerns over food insecurity, water scarcity, and the plight of small-scale farmers grappling with crop failures, ultimately contributing to poverty and rural migration. Addressing the multifaceted impacts of drought in South Asia necessitates collaborative efforts across sectors and regional cooperation.

Visit of Dr. Christopher Elias, President of the Global Development Division, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to ADPC Headquarters

On 2 January 2024, the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) hosted Dr. Christopher Elias, President of the Global Development Division of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (the Foundation), at the ADPC headquarters in Bangkok.

Weathering Challenges Together: A Collaborative Workshop for Strengthening Cambodia's Severe Weather Preparedness

A two-week Training Workshop on Severe Weather and Impact-Based Forecasting and Warning Services (IBFWS) was conducted from October 23 to November 3, 2023 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The workshop, a collaborative effort between the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Ministry of Water Resources & Meteorology (MOWRAM) of Cambodia, and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), drew together operational forecasters and stakeholders from diverse Cambodian agencies. 

ADPC attends the observance of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) and ASEAN Day for Disaster Management in Ha Long, Viet Nam

ADPC attends the observance of International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) and ASEAN Day for Disaster Management at Bai Chay Secondary School in Ha Long, Viet Nam. This event was organized by the Viet Nam Disaster and Dyke Management Authority (ADDMA) of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on 13 October 2023 in collaboration with the Australian Embassy in Hanoi. This was attended by the ministers and senior officials of Disaster Management organizations in the ASEAN region, ASEAN Secretariat and international organizations.

ADPC attends the 19th meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage associated with Climate Change Impacts.

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) took part as an observer in the 19th session of the Executive Committee (EC) of the Warsaw International Mechanism (WIM) for Loss and Damage organized by UNFCCC, in Bonn, Germany from 19 to 22 September 2023.

ADPC, with the leadership of MoDMR Bangladesh, commences the Second Phase of the Bangladesh Preparedness Partnership

ADPC facilitated and hosted the kick-off meeting of the second phase of the Bangladesh Preparedness Partnership (BPP) Program on 12 September 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. Under the leadership and guidance of the Ministry of Disaster Management & Relief (MoDMR), Bangladesh, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the kick-off meeting was attended by various sectoral organizations as part of the BPP partnership.

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