Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) jointly organized a consultation on the current status of disaster risk reduction in Lao PDR with the Department of Social Welfare (DSW) and the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare. The meeting looked into the current DRM initiatives of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare and provided recommendation on future plans to reduce disaster risk in Lao PDR.
ADPC launches a Regional Assessment of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Institutions in the South Asia Region (SAR). The stock-taking is expected to develop an overall picture, which defines the current state of affairs, including roles, responsibilities, and potential linkages of various DRM agencies─public, private sector, NGOs, etc.─in SAR.
Media is an integral part of the disaster risk reduction (DRR) process. To enhance the technical knowledge of journalists on DRR, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) has been engaging with media in Asia and the Pacific under the overarching concept of Reporting on Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness (RedMap). ADPC held a series of events in PNG, the Philippines, Nepal, the Maldives and Thailand in April and May.
ADPC brought together 85 participants to a seminar on “Understanding Disaster Risk Environment for Business Resilience” held in Thailand on 23 May, 2019. People from private and various other sectors shared their knowledge and good practices on how they have engaged in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and business resilience in Thailand.
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) signed a comprehensive Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Twente’s faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) to cooperate in research and technical exchange on geospatial technology.
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