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ADPC Academy is calling together its Alumni from far and wide to attend an upcoming forum

ADPC Academy is calling together its Alumni from far and wide to attend an upcoming forum

17 Jul 2020

Bangkok, Thailand

The global face of training and education has completely evolved over the last few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most classrooms and training institutes remain empty as teachers and students embrace e-learning as their ‘new normal’ to study together in physically distanced conditions.

ADPC through its Academy department is organizing an Alumni Forum with the theme ‘Keeping Close Amidst the Distance: Training and Capacity Development in the era of COVID-19’ to shape global, regional, and national agendas for learning new skills amidst pandemic and emergency conditions.

ADPC Alumni will have the opportunity to discuss capacity building initiatives with ADPC-associated experts, hear local case studies on adjusting training methods in the COVID-19 pandemic, and exchange knowledge on best future practices.

The Forum aims to connect with over 8,000 disaster and climate risk reduction practitioners worldwide who over the past 3 decades have attended ADPC’s regional and national trainings. Many ADPC alumni today play leadership roles in their fields and serve at the front-line to enable disaster-resilient and climate-smart communities.

The Forum will be held on Friday, 17 July 2020 from 15:00 to 16:30 (Bangkok time GMT+7) via Zoom.

Mr. Aslam Perwaiz, ADPC Deputy Executive Director will be moderating the Forum. Speakers will include:

  • Mr. Loy Rego, former ADPC Deputy Executive Director
  • Mr. Jonathan Abrahams, former ADPC Director
  • Mr. Merrick Chatfield, former ADPC Director
  • Ms. Zenaida Willison, former ADPC Director
  • Dr. Gaya Gamhewage, Head of Learning and Capacity Building, World Health Organization (WHO)


Interested alumni can click here to register for the upcoming forum.

ADPC Academy supports training and capacity development activities within and outside ADPC through comprehensive training needs assessments (TNA), training design, delivery and evaluation.

ADPC Academy also fosters long term partnerships with national training institutions, universities, and research and development agencies to provide customized trainings and capacity development tools through face-to-face as well as e-learning modalities.

ADPC alumni belong to a worldwide community that together forms an extensive network of international contacts from the United Nations agencies, local NGOs, international organizations (such as Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, donor agencies and NGOs), government agencies, universities, private sector, and various other international professional associations.