ADPC has published its Annual Report 2017 that summarizes some of the key contributions of the organization to facilitate the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) and Agenda 2030 across different thematic areas in Asia and the Pacific. Over 5,000 people built their capacity in a range of areas of engagement, in 16 countries, where ADPC implemented 55 projects.
ADPC and program partners’ initiated inception activities under the five-year BRDR program through regional and national consultations and meetings with a range of stakeholders. The consultations were aimed at discussing the current state of disaster risk reduction (DRR) that integrates gender and human rights and identified potential entry points for the BRDR program.
ADPC’s Executive Director, Mr. Hans Guttman, discussed the intergovernmental status of ADPC in an interview with the National Assembly Radio and Television Broadcasting Station. With the intergovernmental organization status, Hans discussed ADPC’s aim to collaborate with a wider network of partners to continue developing technological capabilities and knowledge exchange across Asia and the Pacific.
Experts debated the challenges and opportunities to develop strategies for managing the financial impacts of disaster risks in hazard-prone countries at the two-day workshop in Bangkok on 8-9 May. Forty-one experts from the public, private and development sectors shared their experience and expertise and concluded that the absence of a common and systematic methodology to gather data regarding the impact of past disasters is a key hindrance in the development of an effective risk financing framework.
Participants of the 2nd Training Course on Gender in Disaster Risk Reduction discussed the tools to mainstreaming gender and development in DRR. The five-day course facilitated evaluation of linkages between gender and DRR, identification of the key areas in which women's participation in disaster relief coordination is lacking, and the ways capacities of professional communities, alongside national institutions, could be more inclusive of gender approaches.