Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

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History

Founded 30 Jan 1986, at the recommendation of Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator (UNDRO) - currently United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and World Meteorological Organization (WMO), as an outreach activity of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

Aims

Support the advancement of safer communities and sustainable development, through programmes and projects that reduce the impact of disasters upon countries and communities in Asia and the Pacific, by: developing and enhancing sustainable institutional disaster risk management capacities, frameworks and mechanisms, and supporting the development and implementation of government policies; facilitating the dissemination and exchange of disaster risk management expertise, experience and information; raising awareness and enhancing disaster risk management knowledge and skills; promoting regional cooperation.

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Activities

Knowledge management/information dissemination; awareness raising; advocacy/lobbying/activism; capacity building; training/education; events/meetings.

Structure

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Languages

Burmese, English, Finnish, Hindi, Khmer, Laotian, Nepalese, Pashto, Sinhala, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 21 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 12 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 46 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 13: Climate Action

UIA Org ID

F0542

Last News Received

2018
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