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Integrating gender into humanitarian action

ADPC and UNOCHA launch 'Good Practices from Asia 1'

ADPC and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs have published a document capturing good practices in integrating gender into humanitarian action. The brochure was developed in collaboration with the IASC Informal ad-hoc Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action in Asia-Pacific Region and with support from the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Strengthening capacity in marine forecasting

ADPC and MET-Norway train experts in marine forecasting

Identifying oceanic and meteorological phenomena at the genesis stage is of vital importance for ensuring proper preparedness for hydro-meteorological hazards. This week, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center with funding support from the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs convenes experts from six countries across South and Southeast Asia to a regional workshop on marine forecasting in Bangkok.

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.

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)

Paddy growers restore agriculture through information and technology in Sri Lanka

ADPC in collaboration with the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Ruhuna in Matara,  introduced low-cost technology as well as generated and shared scientific information about weather patterns and forecasts for paddy growers.

Preserving the entrepreneurial spirit: Safeguarding Thailand's small and medium enterprises

ADPC, with its national partners, the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and OSMEP, ADPC supported SMEs to engage effectively with local government in risk reduction activities.

Saving lives through improved disaster leadership

ADPC developed the regional Disaster Resilience Leadership Training Course in partnership with Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy, as part of the Strengthening Leadership in Disaster Resilience Program funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Linking gender, humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction in Bangladesh

Capacity-building to mainstream gender considerations into disaster risk reduction and humanitarian action plans and policies.

ADPC to collaborate with SIERRA International Medical Training Solutions

ADPC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding towards emergency response preparedness in collaboration with the SIERRA International Medical Training Solutions.

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