Promoting Disaster Reduction through Multi-National Cooperation in Asia region. ADRC’s Activities. 12 Oct. 2005 Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) http://www.adrc.or.jp. Total Number of Affected People by Natural Disaster in the World (1975-2004). Note 1. Source: CRED EM-DAT
Promoting Disaster Reduction through Multi-National Cooperation in Asia region
12 Oct. 2005
Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC)
Total Number of Affected People by Natural Disaster in the World (1975-2004)
Note 1. Source: CRED EM-DAT
2. Affected People include killed, missing, injured, as well as the people who lost their houses.
Economic Loss by Natural Disasters in Asia
(1960 - 2004)
Note 1. Source: CRED
2. GDP is before year of the disaster. But Armenia’s GDP is in 1990 after the independence.
Establishment of ADRC
ADRC Member Countries
25 Member Countries, 5 Advisor Countries, 1Observer
※Implement Various Projects in cooperation with UN/ISDR, UN/OCHA, UNESCO,
UNU, WMO, UN/ESCAP, etc.
〇Human Resource Development
〇Building Community Capabilities
〇Human Resource Development (1)
Urban Search and Rescue Training in Singapore (2005）
Disaster Risk Management Workshop in Tajikistan（2004）
Flood Hazard Map Training in Viet Nam（2004）
〇 Capacity Building at Community (1)
(Land, Road, House, ...)
(Magnitude, Water level, Land Slide, ...)
(Safe Place, Route , ...)
Community Based Hazard Mapping
ADRC developed the tool for capacity building at community level
(Past Disaster・Land Use,
Small Path, Vulnerable People, ...)
Town Watching Method
・Current Scientific and Technological Aspects
(Science, Engineering, ...)
・ Developing an informative Hazard Map
・ Raising public awareness of disasters
・ Reflecting the resident’s opinions into local policies
Residents, Officers in Local Govt. and Experts
survey the positive and negative features relating
to the disaster risk by walking around in the town.
Develop a Map
Visualize the observations and findings on the
map. Enhance the awareness and cooperation
through the task.
Discussion and Presentation
What are the problems? Who is responsible?
What are the countermeasures?
Share the information.
Field Survey of Tsunami Disasters in Indian Ocean
<Multi National Mission to Tsunami affected areas in India>
Period: 8 Apr. –13 Apr.
Site: Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry
Period: 1 Mar. －5 Mar.
Site: Chennai, Cuddalore, Pondicherry
Period: 30 Dec. －2 Jan.
Site: Phuket, Phangnga
Period: 26 Jan. －31 Jan.
Site: Male, Dhaalu Atoll, Thaa Atoll
Period: 7 Jan. －11 Jan.
Site: Banda Aceh
Period: 28 Dec. －5 Jan.
Site: Galle, Trincomalee
Key Components of Tsunami Warning System
Tsunami Warning Center
What is Tsunami?
Where is Evacuation Route?
Each Country’s Warning Announcement System
Development of Tsunami Awareness Leaflet
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