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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)

ADPC aims to make healthcare facilities more resilient and environmentally friendly with new partnerships

Representatives from Health Care Without Harm, a non-governmental organization working to make the healthcare sector more sustainable, visited Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) to discuss the possibility of both organizations working together in the future.

Event highlights how to reduce flood risk in Colombo, Sri Lanka

A public event in Sri Lanka showcased the findings of a flood risk assessment in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and discussed strategies to mitigate future flood risks.

ADPC announces new Executive Director

Mr. Hans Guttman has been appointed Executive Director of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC).

ADPC launches training program to address psychosocial needs after emergencies in Myanmar

The training course was the first step in creating an all-encompassing approach to disaster risk reduction initiatives within the country that can continue even after the program finishes.

Strengthening private sector resilience in Thailand through Area Business Continuity Management

The iPrepare Business facility of ADPC convened the workshop on "Implementing - Reviewing and Improving Area Business Continuity Management (BCM)" at Bangkok Golf Spa Resort, Pathumthani province in Thailand on 4 November 2016.

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