Promoting Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for All


Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD) organizes a workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for All which aims to raise awareness and enhance basic concept and principles of DRR for All to persons who are interested, community people, and staff members who are working on humanitarian sectors. The workshop will provide knowledge about the basic concept and principles of DRR in general, and some samples of how to support various types of persons with disabilities towards different kinds of disaster in 3 main stages (before, during and after occurrences of disasters).


Mr. Somchai Rungsilp has long experience working on community-based inclusive development (CBID) and community-based rehabilitation (CBR). Since the disaster risk reduction becomes the significant life skill, knowledge, and awareness for everyone including persons with disability, then he would like to promote disability inclusive disaster risk reduction (DIDRR) at APCD as one of key approaches introduced by APCD in the Asia-Pacific region since 2018.

He was trained in particularly on DIDRR in Japan and conducted various workshops for Thai and ASEAN participants on this topic.

He also served as volunteer for promoting national and local NGOs for community development and vulnerable people in Thailand. Those NGOs he is working for include Foundation for Children with Disabilities, House of Hope Foundation and Volunteers for Development Association.