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Integrating Gender into Humanitarian Action: Good Practices from Asia-Pacific 2

This is the second compilation of good practices on integrating gender into humanitarian action in Asia-Pacific, developed on behalf of the IASC Regional Network Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action in Asia-Pacific.

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)

ADPC and IPPF build a regional pool of experts to manage reproductive health in emergencies

ADPC in cooperation with the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) conducts the second regional training course on Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Sexual and Reproductive Health.

Asian businesses build resilience against disasters

The rise in economic losses from disasters is in stark contrast with the decrease in human casualties over the past decade

Mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into the development planning process in Afghanistan

A two-day conference brought together senior Afghan officials to foster development in the country and produce a three-year resilient development program.

ADPC and IPPF organize the 2nd regional training course on reproductive health

The objective of the training is to increase coordination, skills, advocacy and awareness of Sexual and Reproductive Health during humanitarian crises.

Thai journalists translate scientific disaster information to laypeople's terms

ADPC with partners organized a two-day workshop on disaster risk management and climate change for radio and television journalists in Thailand.

ADPC and IPPF to organize the second regional training on reproductive health in emergencies

The training contributes to establishing a regional pool of resources on sexual and reproductive health in emergencies in Asia.

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