ADPC, in collaboration with the Vietnam Disaster Management Authority (VDMA), organized a workshop and discussed ways to speed up urban resilience to climate change in Viet Nam, during a jointly organized workshop on 29 March, 2019, in Hanoi. Over 60 representatives from relevant government ministries, UN organizations, academic institutions, private sector, media and others participated in the discussion.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), Pakistan, launched the revised National Disaster Response Plan (NDRP-2019) in collaboration with ADPC on 29 April, 2019. The NDRP-2019 covers the full spectrum of disaster response, outlining a framework for emergency response by different tiers of the government. The plan is an updated version of NDRP-2010 and has incorporated various lessons learned over the years.
ADPC has organized a two-week training on mainstreaming disaster risk management in education at the Malawi University of Science and Technology. The training is aiming to introduce academia to disaster and risk in their curricula, to build awareness of prevention measures in disaster risk reduction in Malawi.
ADPC discussed ways to strengthen national and regional emergency operations centers (EOCs) and document good practices during the response, rehabilitation and recovery processes during consultations with the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) of Ethiopia on 15 March, 2019.
An introductory training course, organized on 14 - 15 March, 2019, introduced officers-in-charge of disaster management, programmer and data entry operators responsible for the function of the emergency operations centers (EOCs) at state and district levels, to targeted training curriculum on understanding EOCs, systems and mechanisms on emergency management.
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