This booklet features a collection of stories that reflects the widespread work of ADPC across Asia and the Pacific and beyond. It not only showcases ADPC's extensive work to achieve its vision of safer communities and sustainable development through disaster risk reduction but also governments' commitment, partners' support, and the courage of people in disaster-prone nations.
Bangkok, Thailand — Nestled in the historic area of Bangkok, the Erawan Unit of the Medical Services, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), holds critical responsibility for emergency medical response of the bustling city. The unit works around the clock to coordinate life-saving dispatch services and management of prehospital medical services. Among the hospital workers that rotate shifts at Erawan is the unit’s prized asset, Dr. Intira Outaivattananon from Sirindorn Hospital.
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Organized by Nutrition in Emergencies Regional Training Initiative (NIERTI) Network set up by:
- Institute of Global Health, University College London (UCL), UK
- Department of Nutrition & Food Science, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
- Health Risk Management Department, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Thailand
- Network for Action Against Malnutrition (NAM)
- Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN)
- School of Public Health, Makerere University, Uganda
Communities are at the frontline of disasters. The local authorities and DRR field practitioners are the most trusted stakeholders that understand the challenges at the community level and instrumental in facilitating the processes to reduce disaster risk of the vulnerable communities.
The Disaster Management course was first delivered in 1986, and is ADPC's flagship course. It has been attended by a large range of people from national governments, UN agencies, NGOs, IFRC/RCS, and other organizations. There are more than 1,700 DMC Alumni to date from over 70 countries who occupy leadership role.
UN Environment and TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences) in Germany are pleased to announce the relaunch of the much anticipated massive open online course (MOOC) on ‘Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate’. The course is hosted on the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center Platform.