The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is an intergovernmental organization, working to build the resilience of people and institutions to disasters and climate change impacts in Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC became an intergovernmental organization after nine founding members ratified its Charter. Member countries include Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
Over the last thirty years, ADPC has grown and diversified its expertise across social and physical sciences to support sustainable solutions for risk reduction and risk management across a broad range of specialist areas. It develops and implements cross-sectoral programs and projects on the strategic themes of risk governance, urban resilience, climate resilience, health risk management, preparedness for response and resilient recovery. Its strategic themes are complemented and underpinned by the cross-cutting themes of gender and diversity, regional and transboundary cooperation as well as poverty and livelihoods.