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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)

On the road to disaster resilience: NDMA, Pakistan brings partners together

Experts and donors stressed the need for a comprehensive approach and better financing to make Pakistan resilient to disaster and climate change risk during a strategic dialogue held in Islamabad. The dialogue on ‘Disaster and Climate Resilience in Pakistan’ was organized by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the World Bank and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).

NDMA-ADPC launch resilience-building project in Pakistan

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) of Pakistan and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) will jointly implement a 16-month project aimed at strengthening institutions for developing resilience to disasters in Pakistan. Two national training workshops on disaster risk reduction and climate change mitigation for federal government officials followed by a high-level policy dialogue with development partners will mark the beginning of this project in Islamabad from 16 October 2017.

ADPC and AFAD discuss regional cooperation for disaster risk reduction

ADPC Executive Director, Mr. Hans Guttman met with the President of the Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) H.E. Dr. Mehmet Güllüoğlu, to discuss potential areas of cooperation, including the advancement of sustainable development in the region through disaster risk reduction and climate change adaption.

ADPC participates in the ECO meeting in Turkey

At the invitation of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), ADPC’s delegation is participating in the 2nd Experts Group Meeting that will be held in Ankara, Turkey on 11-12 October to finalize the Regional Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction for member countries  - Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.

Mr. Aslam Perwaiz appointed Deputy Executive Director of ADPC

Mr. Aslam Perwaiz has been appointed Deputy Executive Director (DED) of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC). Mr. Aslam has been working with ADPC for 12 years on multiple programs and projects on disaster risk reduction. He served as the Department Head of Disaster Risk Management Systems (DRMS) Department until August 2017.

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