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The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center is an NGO working to prepare communities at risk in Asia to help them deal with disasters and emergencies. Find out about our projects and programs in Disaster Risk Reduction.


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2. Safer communities and sustainable development through disaster risk reduction 3. Mission raising awarenessand enhancing knowledge andskills ------------------------------------------------------------------------- strengthening sustainableinstitutional mechanisms ------------------------------------------------------------------------- facilitating exchangeof information, experience andexpertise ------------------------------------------------------------------------- developing and demonstratinginnovative disasterrisk reduction practices 4.

  • Mainstream Disaster Reductionin Development
  • Build and StrengthenCapacity
  • Facilitate Partnershipsand Exchange of Experiences
  • Be recognized as a Proactive and Responsive Regional Resource
  • Achieve Quality ServiceThrough a Team Approach

Goals 5. History of ADPC

    • Established in 1986 , at the initiative of WMO,UNDP and UNOCHA
    • Served as the Outreach Centerof Asian Instituteof Technology, 1986-1999
    • Independent international foundation , July 1999
    • Inter-governmental charter signed , February 2005
    • Over 100staffs, 19 nationalities

6. ADPC Highlights

  • ADPC Projects and Programs:
  • Longestserving regional center globally
  • Proactive andresponsiveregional resource center
  • 81 projectsand programs across Asia
  • Regional Early Warning Centerprovides services to 27 countries in the region


  • ADPC Training Courses:
  • Over 23 yearsof experience
  • Extensive portfolioof trainingcourses
  • Over 20 regional training courses
  • Fee-based traininge.g. Climate Risk Management, Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction
  • Over 6000 graduatesworldwide

ADPC Highlights 8. Development Cooperation Partners Asian Development Bank( ADB ) Australian Agency for International Development( AusAID ) Canadian International Development Agency( CIDA ) Danish International Development Agency( DANIDA ) Department for International Development( DFID ) , UK Dutch Development Corporation( SNV ) European Commission Humanitarian Aid department( ECHO ) German Technical Cooperation( GTZ ) Inter - American Development Bank( IADB ) Italian Ministry for Environment and Territory( IMET ) Japan International Cooperation Agency( JICA ) National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationOffice of Global Programs( NOAA - OGP ) Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation( NORAD ) Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency( SIDA ) United States Agency for International Development, Office of the Foreign Disaster Assistance( USAID / OFDA ) World Bank 9. Partnerships with UN System partners

  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )
  • International Organization for Migration ( IOM )
  • International Telecommunication Union ( ITU )
  • United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan ( UNAMA )
  • United Nations Center for Human Settlements ( UN-HABITAT )
  • United Nations Center for Regional Development ( UNCRD )
  • United Nations Childrens Fund ( UNICEF )
  • United Nations Development Fund for Women ( UNIFEM )
  • United Nations Development Program ( UNDP )
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commissions for Asia and the Pacific ( ESCAP )
  • United Nations Environment Program ( UNEP )
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO )
  • United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change ( UNFCCC )
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ( UNHCR )
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction ( UNISDR )
  • United Nations Mine Action Service ( UNMAS )
  • United Nations Millennium Campaign ( UNMC )
  • United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ( UNOCHA )
  • United Nations Volunteers ( UNV )
  • World Food Program ( WFP )
  • World Health Organization ( WHO )
  • World Meteorological Organization ( WMO )

10. Partnership with Regional Organizations

    • MOU with SAARC
    • Cooperation with SDMC
    • Development of ASEAN Regional Program on Disaster Management (ARPDM)
  • Asian Ministerial Conference
    • Co-organizer
    • RCC as mechanism for follow up
  • ISDR Asia Partnership
    • Founding Member (2003)
    • Regional Stock taking & mapping

11. ADPC Organization Chart Board of Trustees 23 Members 16 Countries InternationalAdvisoryCouncil (IAC)95 members Executive Committee RegionalConsultativeCommittee (RCC) 32 Members 26 Countries Urban Disaster Risk Management (UDRM) Public Health in Emergencies (PHE) Disaster Management Systems (DMS) Office of the Executive Director (OED) Climate Risk Management (CRM) Training Resource Group (TRG) 12. Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC) A consultative mechanism for regional cooperation on DRR since 2000 13. RCC Members

  • Members areSenior Government Officers (Secretary / Director General) in the National Disaster Management systemsof26 countries from Asia and Pacific
  • RCC Members
    • South east Asia; Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
    • South Asia; Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka
    • East Asia; China, Korea, Mongolia
    • Central and West Asia; Georgia, Kazakhstan, Iran, Jordan
    • Pacific; PNG, Timor Leste
  • RCC Chair and Vice Chair-Host of RCC meeting acts as the Chair and incoming host acts as the Vice Chair and takes over when it hosts
  • RCC Secretariat- ADPC
  • Supportedby Government of Australia

14. RCCMeetings

    • RCC 1; Bangkok2000
    • RCC 2; Bangkok2001
    • RCC 3; New Delhi2002
    • RCC 4; Dhaka2004
    • RCC 5; Hanoi2005
    • RCC 6; Kunming2006
    • RCC 7; Colombo2008
    • RCC 8; Manila2009

15. Role of RCC

  • The role of the RCC is to provide informal consultative mechanism for:
    • Development ofaction strategies for DRRin the region
    • Promotion ofco-operative programs on a regional and sub-regional basis
    • Guidance for thework of ADPC for its future direction

16. Structure of RCC meetings

  • Session onexperiences of RCC member countries in recent disasters
  • Theme Session
    • Regional Cooperation in Flood Preparedness and Management,
    • Drought Risk Management,
    • Urban Disaster Risk Management,
    • Mainstreaming DRR into Development,
    • Community-led Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Session onprogress on HFA implementation in Asia and the Pacific

17. Climate Risk Management (CRM)

  • Enhance capacities of countriesto manage climate risks through information sharing, education, policy advocacy and capacity building.

18. CRM Projects

  • Support to UNDP-BCPRs Climate Risk Management Technical Assistance Support Project( Armenia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Mozambique )
  • Climate Forecast Application for Disaster Mitigation( Indonesia, Philippines,East Timor )
  • Climate change impact assessment, climate and flood forecast applications, and support to livelihood adaptation in drought-prone and coastal areas( Bangladesh )
  • Flood forecast technology for disaster preparedness( Bangladesh )
  • Climate Change Adaptation Target( Mongolia )
  • Enhancing community resilience to natural disasters( Cambodia, Vietnam )
  • Facilitating the integration of tsunami warning by strengthening multi-hazard warning systems( Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam )
  • Support to the establishment of capacities in the region to observe and evaluate anomalous sea level conditions for early warning of tsunamis in the India Ocean and Southeast Asia ( Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam )

19. SEP 2008(25) Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System Establish, maintain and operate a regionalearly warning facility to cater to differential needs and demands of countries to address gaps in the end-end multi-hazard early warning system MARCH 2005(7) JULY 2006(10) JUNE 2007(22) DEC 2006(13) 20. ADPC-facilitated regional multi-hazard warning system Regional watch services National capacity building Community resilience earthquake tsunami heavy precipitation flooding drought flashfloods landslide dry spell storm surge 21. Cyclone NARGIS.Forecasts from 26 April - 2 May, 2008 22. Disaster Management Systems (DMS)

  • strengthening institutionalcapacities for disaster risk management

23. DMS Program Thematic Areas

  • Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management into Development Policy( RCC Member countries )
  • Strengthening and Building Capacities of National, Provincial and District Governments( Southeast Asia, South Asia )
  • Promoting Regional Cooperation( RCC Member countries )
  • Institutionalizing Community-Based Disaster Risk Management(CBDRM)( South Asia and Southeast Asia )

24. Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management into Development Policy (RCC Member countries)

  • MDRD Program in RCC member countries
    • PIP in Road Sector in the Philippines
    • PIP in Health Sector in Bangladesh
    • PIP in Housing Sector in Sri Lanka
    • PIP in Education in Laos, Cambodia and the Philippines

25. Strengthening and Building Capacities of National, Provincial and District Governments(Southeast Asia, South Asia)

  • Flood Emergency Management Strengthening (FEMS) in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam
  • Laos Australia NGO Cooperation Agreement (LANGOCA)
  • Flexible Framework for Chemical Accident Prevention and Preparedness in SEA
  • SNAP in Cambodia and the Philippines
  • Institutionalization of Strategic Plan on DRR in Lao PDR

26. Promoting Regional Cooperation(RCC Member countries)

  • RCC mechanism

27. Institutionalizing Community-Based Disaster Risk Management(CBDRM)(South Asia and Southeast Asia)

  • Regional Learning Course on CBDRR
  • CBDRR Manuals in Myanmar
  • Disaster Management Practitioners Workshop

28. Improving peoples health by strengthening health emergency management 29. PHE Team Capacity

  • Ministry of Health
  • Red Cross/Red Crescent NS
  • Volunteer Groups
  • Hospitals
  • WHO Country Office
  • Universities and Colleges
  • WHO Regional Offices (WPRO & SEARO)
  • ASEAN Emerging Infectious Disease Program
  • Mekong Basin Disease Surveillance (MBDS)
  • Regional UN and NGO offices
  • International Federation of the Red Cross / Red Crescent
  • WHO Health Action in Crisis
  • WHO Global Influenza Program

30. HYOGO FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION PHE Team & HFA 3 5 Multi Hazard, Cultural and Gender Perspective, Community Participation & Capacity Building 31. 32. Regional Programs and Projects

  • Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response(PEER 3)
  • Public Health Emergency Management in Asia and the Pacific ( PHEMAP ) Program
  • Strengthen Capacities to ManagePsychosocialAspects of Disasters and Complex Emergencies in Asia
  • Strengthen Capacities to Prepare for and Manage the Risks ofZoonoticDisease Emergencies

33. Fee-based Training Courses

  • Public Health in Complex Emergencies(PHCE)
  • Hospital Emergency Preparedness and Response(HEPR)

34. National & Global Activities 35. Completed Projects

  • ASEAN+3 Exercise Management Training Program(ASEAN+3 EMT)(ASEAN member countries, China, Japan, Korea)
  • Strengthening Community-based Approaches to the Management of Avian and Human Influenza ( AHI ) in Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam)

36. Public Health in Emergencies Team (PHE) Director Mr. Bradford Philips Project Manager Ms. Janette Ugsang Senior Project Manager Deputy Chief of Party, PEERMr. Frederick John Abo Project Coordinator Mr. Sanjeeb Shakya Training Manager, PEERMr. Romulo F.F. Villavecer Information and Networking Coordinator, PEER Ms. Esther Lake Project Associate, PEER Mr. Wichai Dornnam Administrative Associate Ms. Naritsara Bootdeekun Project Coordinator Ms. Elizabeth Cromie 37. Urban Disaster Risk Management (UDRM)

  • Mitigation of disaster riskwhile preserving the gains
  • and benefits of urbanization for building safer urban
  • communities

38. UDRM Projects

  • Hydro-Meteorological Disaster Mitigation in Secondary Cities in Asia(PROMISE) (Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam)
  • Strengthening Household Abilities for Responding to Development Opportunities(SHOUHARDO)(Bangladesh)
  • Regional Capacity Enhancement for Landslide Impact Mitigation(RECLAIM)(Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand)
  • Comprehensive Disaster Management Program[CDMP](Bangladesh)
  • MainstreamingDRM in local government sector

39. UDRM Projects

  • Asian CitiesClimate Change ResilienceNetwork(ACCRN)
  • NepalHazard Risk Assessment
  • Seismic Hazard & Vulnerability mappingand risk assessment in Chittagong Hill Tracts(Bangladesh)


  • Working with UN-ISDR to do RegionalStocktakingandMappingof DRR Interventions for Asia and the Pacific
  • ASEAN-ADPC partnership to providetechnical supportto the Coordinating Office of the ASEAN Humanitarian Task Force in the delivery of its commitments to theTripartite Core Group(TCG) processes and on post Nargis issues covering early recovery, long-term recovery in disaster risk reduction ( Myanmar )
  • Initial Steps to Support the Development of a Comprehensive Multi-hazard Program and Action Plan on Disaster Risk Reduction( Myanmar )
  • Providing Technical Advice onEmergency Response & Recoveryto Wenchuan Earthquake ( China )
  • Working withAmerican Red Crosson Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response ( PEER ) Stage 3 to establish system to enhance capacity of community-level first responders and to improve capacity of hospitals and medical facilities (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam)

41. Thank you