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 publishes its Annual Report

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.

Building on best practices - ADPC discusses entry points for a five-year program

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 discusses intergovermental status with the National Assembly Radio and Television Broadcasting Station

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.

Exploring the elements of disaster risk financing strategies

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.

ADPC organizes a regional training course on Gender in Disaster Risk Reduction

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.

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