RCC 14 in Kathmandu on 3-5 December 2018

14th RCC meeting will take place in Nepal on the theme, “Coherence between Global Development Frameworks: Challenges of Implementation”

The 14th annual meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management will be co-organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), Nepal and ADPC.

SERVIR-Mekong Connecting Space to Village in the Lower Mekong Region

SERVIR-Mekong is a geospatial data-for-development program that responds to the needs of Lower Mekong countries

SERVIR works to streamline access to data and imagery from satellites so analysts can integrate this information into tools and models that are accessible to those who need it most.

Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) Localizing Humanitarian Response

Localizing Humanitarian Response Strengthening Local organizations and Leadership in the region

The Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP) was established through partnership between Asian Disaster Preparedness Center and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for improving the preparedness and emergency response to disasters in Asia by strengthening humanitarian leadership and technical capacity of National Governments and Local Humanitarian Organizations so that they can lead and better engage in the humanitarian framework.

Building Resilience through Inclusive and Climate-adaptive Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific

Enhancing capacities of the most vulnerable in society

ADPC launched a five-year multi-stakeholders program──Building Resilience through Inclusive and Climate-adaptive Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific (BRDR). With an aim of protecting development gains and enhancing regional cooperation for inclusive and gender-equal risk reduction approaches, the BRDR program is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and implemented jointly by ADPC, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI). Nepal, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines are the BRDR’s pilot countries.

Strengthening Regional Cooperation

ADPC signs signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), Government of Nepal

ADPC signs signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), Government of Nepal, on 9 July to strengthening Nepal’s resilience against disasters and promote regional cooperation.

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.

Enhancing drought resilience and crop yield security in Viet Nam

ADPC developed a geospatial tool, in collaboration with Viet Nam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARB), to enable agencies under MARB to prepare for and respond to droughts.

Supporting early flood preparedness in Myanmar

ADPC is collaborating with the Government of Myanmar's Department of Disaster Management to help improve annual flood preparedness in Chin State. With access to updated historic flood information, the DDM can accurately plan supply allocation, conduct risk assessments and develop flood preparedness and mitigation plans.

ADPC's intergovernmental Charter has been ratified by the Royal Thai Government

Following the deposit of the Instrument of Ratification by the Kingdom of Thailand, the Charter of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) has entered into force enabling it to function as an Intergovernmental organization. The new set up is expected to open up more avenues for ADPC to take forward the agenda of disaster risk reduction, in the region, through networking, knowledge exchange and collaborations.

Building hospital preparedness in Afghanistan

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) brought together participants from across 9 provinces in two back-to-back Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) courses held in Kabul, Afghanistan on 3 – 6 and 8 – 12 September, 2018. The HOPE course equips participants with the necessary skills to manage hazard risks that threaten normal operations and addresses ways hospitals can cope with the large-scale causalities that amount during and post-disasters.

TeamTalk at ADPC: the role of gender equality and rights-based approaches in resilience building

Provided that gender inequality is understood and reduced in Asia and the Pacific, women can greatly contribute to the society’s wellbeing before and during a disaster. The end of the inception phase of the BRDR program is just the beginning of a long journey in addressing inveterate challenges of gender inequality. ADPC's Risk Governance team gather to discuss the challenges and progress towards ensuring greater gender-equality in the region through the BRDR program.

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