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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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.
Post-disaster assessment involves the timely and accurate estimation of damages, losses, impacts, and needs across different economic and social sectors. The assessment feeds directly into recovery planning, which aims to re-establish basic public services to normalize socio-economic conditions after crises, as well as source capital investments for long-term reconstruction with "Build Back Better" approach as
per the priority 4 of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR).
Disaster risk reduction requires all-of-society engagement and partnership. It also requires empowerment and inclusive, accessible and nondiscriminatory participation, paying special attention to people disproportionately affected by disasters.
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.