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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-Mekong Connecting Space to Village in the Lower Mekong Region

SERVIR-Mekong is a geospatial data-for-development program that responds to the needs of Lower Mekong 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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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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Call for Proposals - Climate Innovation Challenge

US$ 150,000 available for each promising idea to improve climate resilience in South Asia

The Climate Innovation Challenge (CIC) aims to crowdsource innovative and disruptive technology solutions from around the world for resilience in South Asia. Through grant awards, matchmaking and pilot-testing, CIC will facilitate innovations across different sectors at national, sub-national and local/community levels in the region.

ADPC, USAID, and NASA Jointly Launch SERVIR-Southeast Asia to Address Climate Change

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.

Islamic Republic of Pakistan granted the International Organization status to Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

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

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

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.

ADPC highlights the need to scale-up effective climate investments at COP27

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.

Women’s leadership, localization, and tech-driven change: important lessons and knowledge from Nepal

Over 40 participants including government officials, municipality mayors, partner organizations, civil society and UN agencies took part in ADPC’s Knowledge Sharing Workshop to talk about promoting inclusive, gender equal and rights-based approaches in Nepal’s disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts.

ADPC meets Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)

Mr. Aslam Perwaiz, Deputy Executive Director of the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) visited the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Headquarters yesterday and met with Mr. Abdul Razak Raheem, Assistance Commissioner and Director, Planning and Organization Department. This is in continuation of ADPC’s ongoing discussion with the ASEAN Secretariat and AHA Center to update them on ADPC and explore the possibility of ADPC’s engagement in the ASEAN region.

Integrating climate change adaptation into rural road development: an open discussion with Bangladesh

ADPC organized a Stakeholder Consultation Workshop to understand climate change impacts, assess gaps in Bangladesh’s rural transport sector, and discuss current road standards in Bangladesh.

ADPC, IUCN sign MOU on climate and disaster resilience partnership

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Combating Desertification through Drought Management Solutions

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) commemorates World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought with a perspective article from its esteemed experts in the Climate Resilience Department. 

Enhancing the Climate Resilience of Rural Roads in Bangladesh

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) has been recognized by multiple Bangladeshi newspapers for organizing a workshop on 'Identification of Climate Change Vulnerability and Criticality Indicators for Rural Road and Infrastructures’ in Dhaka.

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The Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) is 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 governments, local humanitarian, and the private sector organizations
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