Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is an intergovernmental organization that works to build the resilience of people and institutions to disasters and climate impacts in Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1986, it provides comprehensive technical services to countries in the region across social and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk reduction and climate resilience. ADPC supports countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific in building their DRR systems, institutional mechanisms and capacities to become resilient to numerous hazards.
Through its work, ADPC supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the New Urban Agenda, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the agenda defined at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, and other relevant international frameworks.
In view of the transboundary nature of disasters and the importance of regional cooperative for enhanced management of disaster and climate risks, the RCC was established. Since then, ADPC has been supporting the RCC as its Secretariat. ADPC brings together member countries and organizations working across various sectors, audiences and disciplines to address different aspects of disaster risk at all levels. Each meeting adopts an action agenda and specifically requests ADPC in its capacities as the Secretariat of the RCC to develop national programs and to provide technical support to countries in pursuing their national DRR strategies.
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