ADPC developed a geospatial tool, in collaboration with Viet Nam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARB), to enable agencies under MARB to prepare for and respond to droughts.
ADPC is collaborating with the Government of Myanmar's Department of Disaster Management to help improve annual flood preparedness in Chin State. With access to updated historic flood information, the DDM can accurately plan supply allocation, conduct risk assessments and develop flood preparedness and mitigation plans.
Following the deposit of the Instrument of Ratification by the Kingdom of Thailand, the Charter of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) has entered into force enabling it to function as an Intergovernmental organization. The new set up is expected to open up more avenues for ADPC to take forward the agenda of disaster risk reduction, in the region, through networking, knowledge exchange and collaborations.
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) brought together participants from across 9 provinces in two back-to-back Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) courses held in Kabul, Afghanistan on 3 – 6 and 8 – 12 September, 2018. The HOPE course equips participants with the necessary skills to manage hazard risks that threaten normal operations and addresses ways hospitals can cope with the large-scale causalities that amount during and post-disasters.
Provided that gender inequality is understood and reduced in Asia and the Pacific, women can greatly contribute to the society’s wellbeing before and during a disaster. The end of the inception phase of the BRDR program is just the beginning of a long journey in addressing inveterate challenges of gender inequality. ADPC's Risk Governance team gather to discuss the challenges and progress towards ensuring greater gender-equality in the region through the BRDR program.
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