What We Do
Asia Pacific Disaster Resilience Centre
Please stay informed about the various activities and news led by the Asia-Pacific Disaster Resilience Centre. In addition, the APDRC shares innovation stories and key updates within the Red Cross movement through social media platforms and other means of communication.
The APDRC is striving to become a leading disaster risk reduction and community resilience institution in the Asia-Pacific region by developing innovative educational content that utilizes virtual reality (VR) and various other cutting-edge technologies. Through the development of immersive training experiences, we aim to enable individuals to experience and acquire evacuation and response methods in virtual disaster scenarios.
Since 2018, we also have been providing VR equipment support and conducting training for National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in countries including South Korea, Nepal, Mongolia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Singapore. In 2023, we will also extend our support to the Malaysian Red Crescent Society.
DRR Capacity Building
For many years, IFRC and National Societies has been working together to support the local community with an increased ability to adapt and cope with disasters, crises, shocks and stresses. The Road Map to Community Resilience (R2R) is a guide with a new approach and a participatory process developed by the IFRC to enable communities to become more resilient through the assessment and analysis of the risks they face, and the implementation of actions to reduce these risks.
Together with IFRC, APDRC conducted global ToT workshop and lesson-learnt workshop in Seoul, Republic of Korea.
The APDRC has established partnerships both domestically and internationally, in addition to its strengthened cooperation with the Red Cross and Red Crescent network. Some of its partners include the following organizations: New York State University, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center(ADPC), UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Hanseo University, Bucheon International Animation Festival, Hansung University, The Promise, and Log and Coding, Korean Society of Hazard Mitigation.