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Unveiling Regional Initiatives: South Asia Gears Up for Drought Management in 2024

Bamgkok, Thailand – Drought conditions in South Asia have emerged as a complex challenge, impacting vital sectors such as agriculture, water resources, livelihoods, and energy generation. The vulnerability of countries in the region, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, to various types of droughts is exacerbated by erratic rainfall patterns and prolonged dry spells. This has led to heightened concerns over food insecurity, water scarcity, and the plight of small-scale farmers grappling with crop failures, ultimately contributing to poverty and rural migration. Addressing the multifaceted impacts of drought in South Asia necessitates collaborative efforts across sectors and regional cooperation.

ADPC, with the leadership of MoDMR Bangladesh, commences the Second Phase of the Bangladesh Preparedness Partnership

Bangkok, Thailand – ADPC facilitated and hosted the kick-off meeting of the second phase of the Bangladesh Preparedness Partnership (BPP) Program on 12 September 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. Under the leadership and guidance of the Ministry of Disaster Management & Relief (MoDMR), Bangladesh, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the kick-off meeting was attended by various sectoral organizations as part of the BPP partnership.

ADPC launches iCARE Innovations Fund

Bangkok, Thailand – Over 100 participants, including government officials, United Nations agencies, civil society and non-government organizations, private sector, and innovators joined ADPC's hybrid side event on 'Targeting Transformative Adaptation for Riskier Times: Innovation in Climate Adaptation and Resilience in Asia' at UNESCAP's Fourth Disaster Week from 24-27 July 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand.�


ADPC also launched the new phase of the iCARE Innovations Fund to foster climate resilience and adaptation innovations by facilitating transformative, affordable, and accessible climate solutions. Using and creating data and analytics will advance the South Asia Region's decision-support systems, guidelines, standards, innovation, and co-creation.�

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