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28 Aug 2017 description

Bangkok, Thailand: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is to launch Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP): an inter-agency platform of National Disaster Management Organizations, civil society networks, and the private sector from six most disaster-prone Asian countries. The APP aims to promote regional cooperation and to strengthen preparedness for response & recovery at local levels.

11 May 2017 description

Women’s Leadership in Humanitarian Action Gender inequalities constrain the influence and control that women and girls have over their own lives. Disasters and crises tend to exacerbate pre-existing gender-based discrimination, inequalities, and violence. As a consequence, women and girls are disproportionally impacted before, during, and after disasters. However, in the Asia Pacific region, evidence has shown that women and girls are among the first responders to a crisis and play crucial roles in building resilience of families and communities.

13 May 2016 description

2015 at a glance: A year of milestones

2015 marked the beginning of a new era in disaster risk reduction and sustainable development. ADPC embraced the new Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction while continuing to build resilience side by side with the Asia-Pacific countries.

31 Aug 2015 description

BANGKOK, August 31, 2015 — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today launched “SERVIR-Mekong,” a project to promote the use of satellite imagery to help Asia’s Lower Mekong region better predict and cope with floods and other natural disasters and increase resilience to the negative effects of climate change.

03 Jul 2015 description

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar – Resting on one of the main earthquake belts in the world, the growing cities of Myanmar including Mandalay and Yangon are at constant risk of earthquakes. The active fault line has not exhibited significant seismic activity for the past 50 to 75 years, which might mean that the stress in the fault is accumulating and could result in a strong seismic event. The rapid urbanization is increasing the number of people and infrastructure at stake in the earthquake-prone cities.

24 Jun 2015 description

Thirteen Asian nations have agreed to closely collaborate in tackling the increasing risks caused by natural hazards, many of them triggered by the changing climate.

10 Feb 2015 description
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Training Manual
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Guidance on Critical Facilities
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Guidance on Housing
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Guidance on Land Use Planning
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Guidance on Livelihood

Ten years have passed since the Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami of December 2004. With a view to gathering, learning and sharing from experiences of the 2004 earthquake and tsunami, and other disasters in the region that occurred between 1993 and 2013, the Tsunami Global Lessons Learned Project (TGLLP) was created. The project sought to deliver three principle outcomes: a global lessons learned study, a Discovery Channel documentary tracking the recovery, and a disaster recovery toolkit for recovery practitioners.

08 Jan 2015 description

Yangon, Myanmar

Together with the Relief and Resettlement Department of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Rehabilitation of Myanmar, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), UN-Habitat and World Vision train Burmese youth volunteers on disaster management and community-based disaster risk reduction.

22 Dec 2014 description

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

The program launch and the first national introductory course of the Public Health and Emergency Management Program in Asia and the Pacific (PHEMAP) was held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The introductory course was conducted on 8–12 December 2014 under the guidance of Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) with funding support from the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.