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Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC)



The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is a leading regional organization based in Thailand. Established in 1986, ADPC is a regional resource center dedicated to create safer communities and sustainable development through disaster risk reduction. The geographical focus of ADPC’s activities is primarily Asia with the South, South East and East Asia being the primary sub regions. Since its inception, the Center has been providing technical assistance, training and meeting information needs of governments and local groups working at community level, multilateral and bilateral development programs, regional bodies and fora. Over 6,000 officials of the Asia-Pacific region have attended ADPC courses. ADPC programs encompass a wide diversity in application, address all types of hazards and cover all aspects of the risk management spectrum – from prevention and mitigation, through preparedness and response, to rehabilitation and reconstruction. ADPC collaborates with national Governments of the region in implementing programs in country and organizing regional and national events to encourage exchange of information within and between countries.

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Regional focus Asia and the Pacific
Sector Education and training
Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Human health
Oceans and coastal areas
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Water resources
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Communications and awareness-raising
Disaster risk reduction
Early warning systems
Knowledge management
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling
Climate related risks and extreme events
Data and observations
Socio-economic information
Climate hazards Flood
Storms/tropical cyclones
Operational scale Regional

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.