Asian Disaster Reduction Center(ADRC)

We are promoting multilateral network building for improving disaster risk reduction (DRR) capacity including enhancement of DRR-related personnel exchanges in Asia

What’s New

COVID-19 State of Declaration
ADRC Highlight vol.326 [English]
ADRC Highlight vol.323 [Russian]
NEW![ADRC Report] Information on Challenges in Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 Observations in Asia is available.

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NEW! [ADRC Report] "Challenges in Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 Observations in the Philippines and Japan" (pdf, 1.8MB)

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NEW!The Asian Conference on Disaster Reduction (ACDR) 2019 was successfully held in Ankara, Turkey. on 25 -27 November 2019.

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Based on the request from the Government and Hyogo Prefecture regarding the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), the ADRC office will be closed from 15 April (Wed.) to 22 May (Fri.). Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

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The Thoughts of ADRC

ADRC was founded in 1998 in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture.
The mission is to enhance disaster resilience of its member countries, to create safe communities where people can live with peace of mind, and to create a society that enables sustainable development.
For the purpose, the ADRC is promoting the establishment of multilateral networks through personnel exchanges and a variety of other programs for disaster risk reduction in Asia.

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Member Countries DRR Information

Country reports which compiled DRR information and other relevant information of member countries are available.

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ADRC activities

  • Information Sharing on DRR

    Learning from Disasters and Benefiting from Information

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  • Human Resource

    Disaster Risk Reduction begins with Capacity Building

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  • Community DRR Activities

    Community Participation is a Key to Effective Disaster Reduction

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Reports on ADRC Projects