Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) Regional Support Office

False Color image of the largest river in Tajikistan

International Charter activated in Tajikistan due to landslide

International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on 15 April 2014 on the request of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) on behalf of...

UN-SPIDER and LAPAN successfully conclude ASEAN workshop

UN-SPIDER and its Regional Support Office in Indonesia, LAPAN, jointly conducted the ASEAN workshop "Development of mechanisms for acquisition and utilisation of space-based information during...
satellite image of flood affected areas in the Solomon islands

Solomon Islands: International Charter and Sentinel Asia provide maps and imagery for flood response

The International Charter: Space and Major Disaster was activated on 5 April by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UN ESCAP and UN OCHA in the Solomon Islands due to heavy rainfall which caused flash...

The Asia Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) and the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) signed the cooperation agreement on establishment of the ADRC UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office (RSO) on the occasion of the 52nd session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) on 4th June 2009.

  • 11 Technical Staff
  • 1 GIS Expert


  • GIS Software; Arc GIS 8, Special Analyst
  • Internet; Upload 100Mbps, Download 100Mbps
  • Dispatch of ADRC staff for relevant conference
  • Implementation of relevant seminar

The Asian Disaster Reduction Center was established in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture, in 1998, with the mission to enhance disaster resilience of the member countries, to build safe communities, and to creat a society where sustainable development is possible. The Center works to build disaster resilient communities and to establish networks among countries through many programs including personnel exchanges in this field. ADRC has currently 29 member countries in the region and five advisor countries.

Head of Institution:
Atsushi Koresawa (Mr.)
Executive Director
Phone. 078-262-5540
Fax. 078-262-5546


Get in touch

Main Contact:
Akira Arakida (Mr.)
Senior Researcher
Damage Simulation, Disaster Countermeasure and Database
Phone 078-262-5540
Fax 078-262-5546

Secondary Contact:
Naoki Yamaguchi (Mr.)
Senior Researcher
Forest Science, Erosion Control Engineering
Phone 078-262-5540
Fax 078-262-5546

1-5-2 Wakinohamakaigan-dori
Kobe +81 651-0073

Training activities