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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)

Agro-ecosystem Resilience Building course continues in Sri Lanka

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) organized a  training course on agro-ecosystem resilience in a changing climate for improved agricultural livelihoods and food security in Colombo, from 12 to 15 June 2017.

Business Resilience: An Example from Enhancing Supply Chain Resilience of the Automotive Sector in Thailand

ADPC conducted its final workshop with Isuzu suppliers in Ayutthaya on developing a tailored Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

Gender Mainstreaming is Essential to Effective Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction

UN WOMEN, the United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees, and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) collaborated to organize a workshop on Gender in Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction from 15–18 May 2017.

Run-out area assessment: understanding the risk of landslide

ADPC conducted a training course on risk mapping and run-out area assessment as part of the Community Landslide Risk Mitigation Project, to which it is providing technical assistance in partnership with the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI).

Building Agro-ecosystem Resilience in a Changing Climate

ADPC organized a four-day training course for government ministries and local authorities to enhance their understanding of mainstreaming weather and climate information application for agro-ecosystem resilience in a changing climate.

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