Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre – improve resilience to natural disasters in South Korea

Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction in South Korea
470 SMEs in three target districts will benefit directly, and up to 400,000 people in the wider community will benefit indirectly from this two-year program.
The Republic of Korea is prone to natural hazards, including typhoons, earthquakes, droughts and floods. The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center is an independent regional organization that works to find practical solutions for people in the Asia-Pacific region vulnerable to natural and manmade disasters.
jti foundation allocation
397,427 CHF
timeline
November 2017 - October 2019
implementing partner
Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

ADPC has had a long and productive partnership with The JTI Foundation, dating from 2012.  With the support of The JTI Foundation, ADPC has worked in a number of Asian countries, and in 2015 organized the DRR Partners Workshop in Bangkok, facilitating collaboration among existing partners.

The project is aimed at strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in risk-prone Korean communities.  The deliverables include 15 community level training workshops and two Training of Trainers on disaster preparedness & risk reduction, basic search & rescue; installing fire protection systems in five community marketplaces; the development of a Republic of Korean Community Resilience Framework amongst others. 

To ensure a high degree of local participation and the project’s longer-term sustainability, communities have been identified and selected in consultation with local disaster management offices, government authorities and local partner, Good Neighbors.  Subsequently, the proposed initiative will be implemented in partnership with Good Neighbors.

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