Training Schedule




To help build and strengthen capacity of government agencies, organizations and communities to reduce the impact of disasters.
To facilitate and promote partnerships and networks among training institutes and academia and to enable experience sharing and lessons learned.
To maintain recognition as a proactive and responsive regional resource center for training services.

Established as a training center over three decades ago, ADPC has evolved into an intergovernmental organization implementing multi-stakeholder projects equally focused on training and capacity building, knowledge exchange, and networking for disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate resilience in Asia and the Pacific. Specialized training courses on a variety of disaster and climate change related topics remained part of ADPC’s portfolio.

ADPC continued to implement on-site learning exercises for national and sub-national government officials through exposure visits, classroom learning, and knowledge sharing. In addition to classroom training methods, ADPC, in association with various world-class institutions, has been promoting peer-to-peer learning through regular exchange of experience and knowledge by and among DRR practitioners. This has encouraged stakeholders to learn from their counterparts at the national, sub-national, and local levels. On-site learning is another innovative element of ADPC’s capacity development strategy. Through adult learning for employed professionals, this model allows staff to visit and interact with professionals in other geographical areas facing similar hazards.

Examples of on-site learning and study visits/training are listed below.


  Country of Origin Organization Thematic Focus Location
1 Bangladesh Disaster Management Bureau Water resource management Thailand
2 Bangladesh Department of Disaster Management Multi Hazard Risk Vulnerability Modeling and System Information Management USA
3 Bhutan Department of Disaster Management
  • Emergency Coordination Center
  • Incident Command System
4 Bhutan Ministry of Health Ministry of Education
  • Health & Disaster Management Education and Disaster Management
5 China 1. Chinese Government
2. UNDP China Office
3. Bangladeshi Officials
4. Ethiopian Officials
  • Disaster Risk Management
    Community-based Disaster Risk Management
  • Climate Risk Management
  • Flood Disaster Risk Management
  • South - South Knowledge Exchange on DRM to China
  • Child Center Disaster Risk Management
  • Chinese Civil Society Organization in disaster risk management
Thailand, Indonesia,
New Zealand, Australia,
United Kingdom,
the Philippines, Lao PDR,
P.R. China
6 Ethiopia National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC)
  • Institutional visits to TMD, DDPM & EWS under DDPM
  • South South learning
7 Ethiopia National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) EWS visit (Karnataka model) India
8 Ethiopia Disaster Risk Management & Food Security
  • Training & Capacity Building
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Climate Change Modeling & Applications
  • Risk Assessment
9 India GIDM, Gujarat Government
  • Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management into Development
  • Earthquake Management
10 Indonesia Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB)  Disaster Management in Thailand Thailand
11 Lao PDR Ministry of Planning and Investment
  • Post disaster reconstruction planning
12 Maldives National Disaster Management Centre Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into Development Policy
  • Community based Disaster risk reduction
13 Myanmar Relief and Resettlement Department
Planning Department
Meteorology and Hydrology Department
Disaster Management System Myanmar
14 Myanmar Relief and Resettlement Department
Planning Department
Meteorology and Hydrology Department
  • Disaster Management System
  • Training academy operational system
Thailand, Indonesia
15 Nepal Various Ministers Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management into Sectoral Development Nepal
16 Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center
  • DRR/CCA inclusive EIA of projects
  • Ecosystem-based DRR
17 Philippines Pasig City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) Effective Flood control system at the city level Thailand
18 Thailand Office of the Civil Service Commission
  • Flood Disaster Risk Management
  • Great progress in Disaster Risk Management
Thailand and the Netherlands
19 Sri Lanka University of Paradeniya Disaster Management program Thailand
20 Vietnam Disaster Management Center
  • Knowledge Management Portal Mainstreaming
  • Disaster Risk Management into development Vietnam