ADPC’s new Executive Director sets sights on interventions that matter

Hans Guttman had a long international career before joining the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) as the Executive Director, but disaster risk management wasn’t always his focus. Leaving Sweden at the age of 17, Hans attended high school in Canada,…

The story of ADPC: Holding a mirror to disaster risk reduction in Asia

When we think of climate change today, inevitably we draw linkages to global warming. Over the past decade the scientific community and civil society have instilled urgency around the issue of global warming, such that it has pervaded into the…

12th Meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) on Disaster Management

Bhutan – Thirteen Asian nations have agreed to closely collaborate in tackling the increasing risks caused by natural hazards, many of them triggered by the changing climate. The Asian countries gathered at the 12th Meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee…

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