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ADPC at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Side events on climate risk management and science applications for disaster risk management

ADPC will be attending the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan on 14–18 on March 2015. Public side events organized by ADPC will discuss climate risk management in a changing environment and science applications for disaster risk management.

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 at DIHAD, Dubai 2015

ADPC will attend the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 24 – 26 March.

ADPC's Twitter Chat discussing #WCDRR & DRR

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) recently held its first ever Twitter chat, focusing on the upcoming World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan, from the 14–18 March, 2015. The conference, which is a chance to reflect on the past 15 years of work in DRR, will also look at the challenges going forward post-2015 for the professional community.

Hospital Risk Assessment Planning Workshop conducted in Chittagong under USAID’s Strengthening Earthquake Resilience in Bangladesh project

The Hospital Risk Assessment Planning Workshop was conducted from 9 to 10 March, 2015 at Chittagong General Hospital.

Officials from the Chinese Embassy visit ADPC

Mr. Li Hong, Permanent Representative of People’s Republic of China to United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and Ms. Xie Zhangwei, Official of the Chinese Embassy in Bangkok, visited Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) on 6 March 2015.

ADPC’s Regional Forum on Enhancing Disaster and Climate Resilient Livelihoods in Asia

Over the course of two days, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center co-organized, along with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, a regional forum discussing climate resilience and disasters in Asia.


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