RCC 13 in Islamabad

13th RCC meeting concludes with emphasis on creating linkages among global frameworks for better implementation

The 13th annual meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) on Disaster Management concluded on 19 October in Islamabad with an emphasis on creating strong linkages among various global frameworks for better implementation and greater impact on communities.

Strengthening Earthquake Resilience in Bangladesh

Strengthening Earthquake Resilience in Bangladesh (SERB)

To strengthen earthquake preparedness and response capacity, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) along with technical support from Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) launched the Strengthening Earthquake Resilience in Bangladesh (SERB) program.

Enhancing capacities of the most vulnerable in society

Protecting Children through Community

China has suffered 151 earthquakes measuring from 6.5 to 7 on the Richter scale between 1964 and 2013.

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.

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)

ADPC supporting the government in the dam collapse event in Southern Lao PDR

Heavy rains and flash flooding caused the collapse of the Xe Namoy Xe Pian Dam in Sanamxay district, Attapeu province of Lao PDR on the night of July 23rd, affecting over 6,000 people with over 100 missing (as of 26 July 2018)

Reducing Disaster Risks in Business Continuity for Societal Resilience

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) hosted a technical session on “Reducing Disaster Risks in Business Continuity” at the Global Inclusive Disaster Management Conference (GIDMC) held in New Delhi on 10-11 July 2018.

ADPC signs MoU with Ministry of Home Affairs, Nepal

ADPC and delegates from the Government of Nepal signed a MoU to strengthen current and future efforts in enhancing Nepal’s resilience against disasters. ADPC has supported the government in the past and discussed future collaboration including the 14th meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC) to be jointly organized with Nepal at the end of the year.

Media training on Reporting on Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness (RedMap)

A total of 80 Mongolian journalists have gained technical knowledge and learned practical skills on integrating disaster preparedness and mitigation into their beats through a media training organized by NEMA of Mongolia, ADPC and the ThaiPBS. The workshops successfully prepare journalists to tell newsworthy stories on how communities are building resilience against disasters in Mongolia.

ADPC facilitates HOPE training to develop emergency preparedness of hospitals in India

A total of 21 participants completed the 3rd Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) Course held at Guwahati, Assam State, India. Under the HOPE South Asia Project being implemented with support from USAID-OFDA, ADPC is offering HOPE Courses to medical practitioners in South Asia to enhance the casualty management capacity of selected public hospitals.

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