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Institutional Study Visit of Office of Civil Defense (OCD), Philippines Delegation to Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand – The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) organized an institutional visit to Thailand for the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), the national disaster management office (NDMO) of the Philippines from 03 to 04 April 2024. The 10-person delegation was headed by the OCD Administrator, Undersecretary Ariel F. Nepomuceno.

ADPC meets with Chief Secretary to Government of Odisha, India

Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India – 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.

Uniting South Asia for Enhanced Readiness and Anticipatory Action: Highlights from the SNAP South Asia Program Launch and Policy Dialogue

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Colombo, Sri Lanka, became the center for South Asia's disaster preparedness initiatives on 13-14 December 2023 with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) launching the regional program on "Sustainable National Anticipatory Actions through Preparedness (SNAP) in South Asia" in collaboration with the USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance. Hosted by the Disaster Management Center (DMC) Sri Lanka, the workshop drew vital decision makers and senior disaster management practitioners from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka representing the National Disaster Management Organizations, Red Cross Red Crescent National Societies, civil society organizations, and national response agencies.

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