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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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“Safer communities and sustainable development through disaster risk reduction”

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Mission• raising awareness and enhancing knowledge and skills-------------------------------------------------------------------------• strengthening sustainable institutional mechanisms-------------------------------------------------------------------------• facilitating exchange of information, experience and expertise-------------------------------------------------------------------------• developing and demonstrating innovative disaster risk reduction practices

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• Mainstream Disaster Reduction in Development• Build and Strengthen Capacity• Facilitate Partnerships and Exchange of Experiences• Be recognized as a Proactive and Responsive

Regional Resource• Achieve Quality Service Through a Team Approach


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History of ADPC• Established in 1986, at the initiative of WMO,


• Served as the Outreach Center of Asian Institute

of Technology, 1986-1999

• Independent international foundation, July 1999

• Inter-governmental charter signed, February 2005

• Over 100 staffs, 19 nationalities

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ADPC HighlightsADPC Projects and Programs:• Longest serving regional center

globally• Proactive and responsive

regional resource center• 81 projects and programs across

Asia• Regional Early Warning Center

provides services to 27 countries in the region

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ADPC Training Courses:• Over 23 years of experience• Extensive portfolio of training

courses• Over 20 regional training courses• Fee-based training e.g. Climate Risk

Management, Earthquake Vulnerability Reduction

• Over 6000 graduates worldwide

ADPC Highlights

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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 Administration – Office 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

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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 Children’s 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)

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Partnership with Regional Organizations

• SAARC– MOU with SAARC– Cooperation with SDMC

• ASEAN– 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

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ADPC Organization ChartBoard of Trustees

23 Members 16 Countries

International Advisory

Council (IAC) 95 members

Executive Committee

Regional Consultative

Committee (RCC)32 Members

26 Countries

Urban Disaster Risk Management


Public Health in Emergencies (PHE)

Disaster Management

Systems (DMS)

Office of the Executive Director (OED)

Climate Risk Management


Training Resource Group (TRG)

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Regional Consultative Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Committee on Disaster

Management (RCC)Management (RCC)

A consultative mechanism for regional A consultative mechanism for regional cooperation on DRR since 2000cooperation on DRR since 2000

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RCC Members• Members are Senior Government Officers (Secretary / Director General) in

the National Disaster Management systems of 26 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

• Supported by Government of Australia

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RCC Meetings

– RCC 1; Bangkok 2000

– RCC 2; Bangkok 2001

– RCC 3; New Delhi 2002

– RCC 4; Dhaka 2004

– RCC 5; Hanoi 2005

– RCC 6; Kunming 2006

– RCC 7; Colombo 2008

– RCC 8; Manila 2009

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Role of RCC

The role of the RCC is to provide informal consultative mechanism for:– Development of action strategies

for DRR in the region– Promotion of co-operative

programs on a regional and sub-regional basis

– Guidance for the work of ADPC for its future direction

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Structure of RCC meetings

• Session on experiences 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


• Session on progress on HFA implementation in Asia and the Pacific

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Climate Risk Management (CRM) Enhance capacities of countries to manage climate risks

through information sharing, education, policy advocacy and capacity building.

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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)

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MARCH 2005 (7) JULY 2006 (10) JUNE 2007 (22) SEP 2008 (25)DEC 2006 (13)

Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning SystemEstablish, maintain and operate a regional early warning facility to cater to differential needs and demands of countries to address gaps in the end-end multi-hazard early warning system

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ADPC-facilitated regional multi-hazard warning system

Regional watch


National capacity building

Community resilience



heavy precipitation




landslidedry spell

storm surge

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Cyclone NARGIS. Forecasts from 26 April - 2 May, 2008

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Disaster Management Systems (DMS)

strengthening institutional capacities for disaster risk management

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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)

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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

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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

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Promoting Regional Cooperation (RCC Member countries)

• RCC mechanism



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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

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“Improving peoples health by strengthening health emergency management”

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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

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PHE Team & HFA

3 5

Multi Hazard, Cultural and Gender Perspective, Community Participation & Capacity BuildingMulti Hazard, Cultural and Gender Perspective, Community Participation & Capacity Building

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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 Manage Psychosocial Aspects of Disasters and Complex Emergencies in Asia

• Strengthen Capacities to Prepare for and Manage the Risks of Zoonotic Disease Emergencies

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Fee-based Training Courses

• Public Health in Complex Emergencies (PHCE)

• Hospital Emergency Preparedness and Response (HEPR)

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National & Global Activities

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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)

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Public Health in Emergencies Team (PHE)Public Health in Emergencies Team (PHE)

DirectorMr. Bradford PhilipsDirectorMr. Bradford Philips

Project ManagerMs. Janette UgsangProject ManagerMs. Janette Ugsang

Senior Project ManagerDeputy Chief of Party, PEER Mr. Frederick John Abo

Senior Project ManagerDeputy Chief of Party, PEER Mr. Frederick John Abo

Project CoordinatorMr. Sanjeeb ShakyaProject CoordinatorMr. Sanjeeb Shakya

Training Manager, PEER Mr. Romulo F.F. VillavecerTraining Manager, PEER Mr. Romulo F.F. Villavecer

Information and Networking Coordinator, PEERMs. Esther Lake

Information and Networking Coordinator, PEERMs. Esther Lake

Project Associate, PEERMr. Wichai DornnamProject Associate, PEERMr. Wichai Dornnam

Administrative AssociateMs. Naritsara BootdeekunAdministrative AssociateMs. Naritsara Bootdeekun

Project CoordinatorMs. Elizabeth CromieProject CoordinatorMs. Elizabeth Cromie

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Urban Disaster Risk Management (UDRM)

Mitigation of disaster risk while preserving the gains

and benefits of urbanization for building safer urban


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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)

• Mainstreaming DRM in local government sector

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UDRM Projects

• Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCRN)

• Nepal Hazard Risk Assessment• Seismic Hazard & Vulnerability mapping and risk

assessment in Chittagong Hill Tracts (Bangladesh)

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ADPC PROJECTS• Working with UN-ISDR to do Regional Stocktaking and Mapping of DRR

Interventions for Asia and the Pacific

• ASEAN-ADPC partnership to provide technical support to the Coordinating Office of the ASEAN Humanitarian Task Force in the delivery of its commitments to the Tripartite 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 on Emergency Response & Recovery to Wenchuan Earthquake (China)

• Working with American Red Cross on 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)

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