ADPC – Disaster Preparedness Center
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is an intergovernmental organization that works to build the resilience of people and institutions to disasters and climate change 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, such as floods, landslides, earthquake, cyclones, droughts, etc.
ADPC is governed by its nine founding member countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. The Bangkok headquarters and country offices in Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka host experts who work towards inclusive development goals across our strategic as well as cross-cutting themes.
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.
ADPC has been supporting the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC) since 2000 as its secretariat. Comprised of National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) of 26 member countries, RCC serves as a non-binding mechanism to develop action strategies for disaster risk reduction (DRR); promote cooperative programs at regional and sub-regional levels; and provide guidance to ADPC on its future work and strategies in the region.
Sri Lanka is a founding member of ADPC and became signatory to the Charter on 04 April 2005
Sri Lanka ratified the ADPC Charter in 20 January 2006.
A host country agreement is to be signed between Thailand and ADPC. Sri Lanka has official conveyed concurrence to the draft Host Country Agreement.
- Hans Guttman, Executive Director
Sri Lanka has been the Vice Chair of the ADPC in years 2021 and 2022.
Link – https://www.adpc.net/igo