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Building Resilience: Empowering Regional Leaders in Disaster Risk Management

Bishoftu, Ethiopia – Thirty Disaster Risk Management (DRM) leaders from 12 Ethiopian regions and 2 city administrations participated in a DRM leadership cascading training held in Bishoftu from May 14-18, 2024. This intensive program aimed to equip these professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively lead regional humanitarian operations and strengthen disaster preparedness across the country.

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

Tbong Khmum province, Cambodia – 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.

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

Bangkok, Thailand – 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.

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