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Pan-Asian Regional Policy Forum on 26–28 November in Bangkok

Regional forum discusses adaptation to climate change in environment, livelihood and food security sectors

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in collaboration with Oxfam is hosting the Pan-Asian Regional Policy Forum on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction and Integration of Climate Change Adaptation into the Environment, Livelihood and Food Security Sectors on 26–28 November 2015 in Bangkok.

140 practitioners gather in Bangkok to discuss the future of DRR in Asia

8th Practitioners’ Workshop on Risk Reduction and Resilience in Asia

The 8th Practitioners’ Workshop on Risk Reduction and Resilience in Asia is organized jointly by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO).

ADPC and partners launch publication on business resilience

Promoting private sector engagement in disaster risk management

The publication titled Resilient Business for Resilient Nations and Communities discusses how the private sector can act as a key partner in reducing disaster risk and contribute to it’s country’s and region’s overall resilience to natural disasters. The report is among the first to document the evolving thoughts and practices of the private sector in disaster risk management.

Impact Story: Earthquake risk and safer urban planning

A step towards building better in Mymensingh

The Urban Development Directorate is now using risk information for land-use planning ensuring that development will be based on critical risk information about earthquake hazards.

International Day for Disaster Reduction 2015

Community members in the spotlight on the International Day for Disaster Reduction 2015

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center celebrated the International Day for Disaster Reduction and the ASEAN Day for Disaster Management on Tuesday 13 October in partnership with the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation of Thailand.

Geospatial data for development

USAID, NASA and ADPC officially launch SERVIR-Mekong

The formal launch of the geospatial data for development program SERVIR-Mekong took place on 31 August 2015 at ADPC’s headquarters in Bangkok. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with NASA, is funding SERVIR-Mekong – a five-year geospatial data for development project implemented by ADPC. (Photo: Google Earth)

Conducting risk assessments for effective disaster risk management

Building long-term preparedness in Bangladesh

ADPC is mapping out all hazard prone areas in Bangladesh and assessing the vulnerability of the people, property, infrastructure and economic activities. With the help of the results from the study, the aim is to incorporate appropriate risk-reduction strategies in the country’s development planning process. (Photo: Swapan Photography / Shutterstock.com)

Training courses that meet the needs of the entire region

Since 1986, ADPC has trained over 8,000 graduates

At ADPC, we offer customized regional courses. Build your capacity in disaster risk management. (Photo: Sayan Chuenudomsavad)

Supporting development practitioners to integrate disaster risk management into their work

Mainstreaming disaster risk management into development processes

Over 2011–2013, ADPC prepared a series of handbooks for disaster risk management practitioners working in national and municipal governments. These handbooks guide individuals on how and what they can contribute to resilient development. (Photo: Narit Jindajamorn / Shutterstock.com)

Working with cities to increase urban resiliency

Reducing vulnerability to floods in Thailand

The 2011 floods in Thailand proved socially and economically devastating. At ADPC, we work to overcome the challenges in urban disaster risk management that were identified as a result of the flooding. (Photo: topten22photo / Shutterstock.com)

Managing climate risks and adapting to climate change through science-based solutions

How to make end-to-end early warning systems sustainable?

ADPC works to build technical capacity of national meteorological agencies in Myanmar and Vietnam, among other countries. (Photo: ArtWell / Shutterstock.com)

Establishing sustainable emergency response at hospitals and communities

ADPC works to strengthen mental health and psychosocial support in times of emergencies

Learn more about our work in mental health and psychosocial support in Bangladesh and Vietnam. (Photo: Wichai Dornnam)

Intensifying coordination to improve disaster risk management

Working together with Lao PDR's National Disaster Management Office

Lao PDR’s National Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction is based on information from the national disaster damage reporting database. (Photo: Sayan Chuenudomsavad)

Pan-Asian Regional Policy Forum

The forum contributes to enhancing resilience and sustainability, providing recommendations that will be presented at the forthcoming Paris 2015 UN climate conference. 

ADPC's regional courses for 2016 published

Schedule of ADPC's specialized courses on disaster risk reduction now available.

Third batch of Saudi Heart participants selected for training

Training continues for the Saudi Humanitarian Emergency Aid and Response Team (Saudi HEART) with the third batch of participants.

Making future agriculture resilient in Myanmar

Workshop focused on innovative solutions and approaches to protecting livelihoods from the impact of the climate change.

ADPC to collaborate with the National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan

Pakistani Government’s steps forward to implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

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