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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 signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction (CESDRR)

ADPC and CEMSDRR signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance regional cooperation in emergency response in CESDRR member states and countries of Central Asia through capacity building initiatives.

Putting the geospatial puzzle together

ADPC and SERVIR-Mekong held a booth exhibition at the Science & Engineering Festival Exposition and Workshop (CSEF) to engage students with geospatial information systems (GIS) activities.

Message from the ADPC's Executive Director on International Women’s Day

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, a celebration of progress made towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment, ADPC reiterates its resolve to building women’s resilience to disasters by enhancing their capacities at all levels.

Learning to meet the nutritional needs of the most vulnerable: ADPC kicks off a two-week training course on nutrition in emergencies

ADPC’s 6th regional two-week training course on nutrition in emergencies kick-starts in Bangkok on Monday with professionals from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Pakistan and Sudan and Thailand who work in the humanitarian, government, development sector and donor agencies.

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.

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