An advanced refreshers' 3-day course on collapsed structure, search and rescue, fire fighting and first aid for urban community volunteers was conducted for 40 participants in Rangamati, Bangladesh. The training introduced a new session on landslides due to current landslide incidents in Rangamati and other hill tracts in Bangladesh.
A "Community Resilience and Response Capacity" project between ADPC and Good Neighbours has begun. In this connection, the Busan Metropolitan City Fire & Safety Headquarters has agreed to jointly implement fire preparedness and prevention activities for communities where fire is regarded as a major hazard.
The Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC) calls for practical coherence solutions and tools for reducing disasters in Asia and the Pacific during its 14th meeting that was held on 3-5 December in Kathmandu, Nepal. It also emphasized on enhancing coherence between key global frameworks for sustainable development and disaster resilience.
Over 200 students from the Anglo-Singapore International School attended Asian Disaster Preparedness Center’s (ADPC) “Know Disaster, No Disaster” camp on 14 – 16 November, 2018, at the Nakhon Ratchasima campus. The students participated in 10 stations to learn emergency preparedness and disaster mitigation methods that can be incorporated into their daily lives.
ADPC has supported the department of health, agriculture and disaster management, government of Bihar, in order to assist in the implementation of the Bihar DRR Roadmap. The lessons learnt have played a crucial role in developing the "Program for Strengthening Preparedness for Emergency Response and Recovery in India' (PROSPER-India), which aims to reach additional sectors, stakeholders and geographies.