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Capacity Development

The process by which people, organizations and society systematically stimulate and develop their ability over time to achieve social and economic goals, including through improvement of knowledge, skills, systems, and institutions - within a wider social and cultural enabling environment.

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Thailand: ADB supports disaster risk management, financial inclusion projects

4 Feb 2016, ADB

'Since the severe floods of 2011, the Government of Thailand has carried out several high level flood control schemes. The disaster risk management project aims to help reduce risks further by supporting greater community involvement in activities such as flood preparedness, response, and post-flood recovery,' said James Nugent, Director General of ADB’s Southeast Asia Department...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 1.2 [PDF, 110Kb]Dedicated and adequate resources are available to implement disaster risk reduction plans and activities at all administrative levels
  • Indicator 3.4 [PDF, 102Kb]Countrywide public awareness strategy exists to stimulate a culture of disaster resilience, with outreach to urban and rural communities
  • Indicator 5.1 [PDF, 98Kb]Strong policy, technical and institutional capacities and mechanisms for disaster risk management, with a disaster risk reduction perspective are in place

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Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.