Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) is implementing the program “Strengthening Capacity of Government, Local Humanitarian Organizations and the Private Sector on Preparedness for Response in Asia” in six countries, Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka, in order to improve the preparedness and humanitarian response to disasters, strengthening the interface and partnership between Government and Local humanitarian organizations and enhancing capacities through partnerships, knowledge resources, training, and networking opportunities.
The government, local humanitarian organizations and the private sector, in the program countries, have come together to form the Asian Preparedness Partnership (APP), at the regional level, for strengthening the capacity on preparedness for emergency response in Asia.
With this regard, a Memorandum of Intent was signed between H.E. Dr. Nhim Vanda, Senior Minister, National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM) Cambodia and Mr. Hans Guttman, Executive Director ADPC on 21 December 2017. This MOI will enable the establishment of the National Platform- Preparedness Partnership for Cambodia (PPC) and strengthen future collaborations on preparedness for response between Royal Kingdom of Cambodia and ADPC.
“Both natural and human disasters, along with climate change, have become the most common form of disasters. The signing of MOI will benefit all countries around the world, not just Cambodia. The world is waiting for us to help take action in facing these hazards,” H.E. Nhim Vanda concluded.