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 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.
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 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.
Over 100 participants, including government officials, United Nations agencies, civil society and non-government organizations, private sector, and innovators joined ADPC's hybrid side event on 'Targeting Transformative Adaptation for Riskier Times: Innovation in Climate Adaptation and Resilience in Asia' at UNESCAP's Fourth Disaster Week from 24-27 July 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.
ADPC also launched the new phase of the iCARE Innovations Fund to foster climate resilience and adaptation innovations by facilitating transformative, affordable, and accessible climate solutions. Using and creating data and analytics will advance the South Asia Region's decision-support systems, guidelines, standards, innovation, and co-creation.
The Strengthening Preparedness and Resilience through Inclusive Community Governance in the Maldives (SPRING) program has advanced efforts to enhance disaster preparedness and resilience in the Maldives.
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) organized a webinar on ‘Building Climate-resilient Transport Infrastructures for a Changing World’ to provide essential information and raise awareness on integrating climate risk-informed planning approaches in the transport sector.