DPMM Partners

DPMM works closely with its partners for sharing knowledge and expertise. DPMM Faculties, Staff and Students get special invitation to attend workshops, seminars, symposiums, conferences, etc. They also get involved with the partners as volunteers, interns and consultants.

Currently, DPMM is working closely with the following partners:

 

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC)

As a leading regional resource center, Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) works towards the realization of disaster reduction for safer communities and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific. Since its inception in 1986, ADPC has been recognized as the major independent center in the region for promoting disaster awareness and the development of local capabilities to foster institutionalized disaster management and mitigation policies. ADPC was originally established as an outreach center of the Asian Institute of Technology after a feasibility study conducted jointly by two agencies of the United Nations, the Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator (current the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) and the World Meteorological Organization in January 1986. Funding for the study was provided by the United Nations Development Program in response to requests from countries in the region for international assistance to strengthen their national disaster management systems. Thus, the initial role conceived for the center was mandated by an expressed need to assist countries of the Asia and the Pacific region in formulating their policies and developing their capabilities in all aspects of disaster management.

Details regarding ADPC is available at http://www.adpc.net/2012/

 

Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM), Thailand

Details regarding DDPM is available at http://www.disaster.go.th/dpm

 

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) is a decade- long research programme co-sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). It is a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impact, and improving related policy-making mechanisms.

Details regarding IRDR is available at http://www.irdrinternational.org/

 

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Details regarding IFRC is available at http://www.ifrc.org

 

Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF)

It is the world’s leading emergency telecommunications non-profit organization. Founded in 1998, Télécoms Sans Frontières is the world’s leading emergency telecommunications non-profit organization. For more than 14 years, TSF has participated in international emergency efforts, setting up emergency communications facilities in war or disaster zones for affected populations and relief workers. With its 24-hour monitoring center and offices in Europe, Central America, Asia, and the United States, TSF crews of IT and telecoms specialists can (1) intervene anywhere in the world in less than 24 hours to provide emergency telecom service; (2) use ICT tools and experience to work with partners to make long-term development missions more effective and efficient; and (3) engage in training and other capacity-building missions to strengthen the ability of local governments and local NGOs to use ICT more effectively in emergencies.

The top priority for TSF is to reach the affected destination and set up communication facilities as quickly as possible, in the first hours of an emergency. The initial part of the response is the most critical part of the emergency – when we save lives.

TSF has a worldwide network, monitoring emergencies 24/7, and ready to respond within 24 hours with 4 bases in Managua, Washington, Pau and Bangkok. It is designated "First Emergency Telecom Responder" within the Emergency Telecoms Cluster (ETC), supported by world class telecommunication companies and foundations: the Vodafone Foundation, Inmarsat, Eutelsat, AT&T, Vizada, the United Nations Foundation, CFE- CGC/UNSA Ensemble, PCCW Global, Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Région Aquitaine, la Communauté d'Agglomération Pau-Pyrénées, IT CUP, Delta Partners. It is also working group member of the United Nations emergency telecoms body (WGET) and a member of the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA).

Details regarding TSF is available at http://www.tsfi.org/en

 

The Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES)

It is an international and intergovernmental institution that is registered with the United Nations and owned and managed by its Member States, through National Metrological and Hydrological Services, for the generation and application of early warning information of different time scales from hours to centuries. RIMES interfaces with global centers of excellence to bring the best of science to the doorsteps of at-risk communities in 31 Member States and collaborating countries in Africa and Asia. RIMES helps build capacity of Member States in the observation and monitoring of seismic, tsunami, oceanic, meteorological, hydrological and climate phenomena, and in the communication of associated risks, for appropriate and timely responses to warnings.

Details regarding RIMES is available at http://www.rimes.int/

 

UN Regional Agencies based in Thailand

It includes agencies such as UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction for Asia; the Pacific (UNISDR-AP); UN World Food Programme (WFP), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP); United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA)