Country Chapters are the local chapters of the global Avoidable Deaths Network (ADN); their purpose is to carry out local ADN-related activities. The Chapter brings together a number of actors to create a community representing different sectors, networks, and at-risk groups involved in reducing avoidable disaster deaths. The Chapter can be hosted by an organisation or a number of organisations, and must be led by an ADN Regional Coordinator, as the host organisations’ point of contact.
As part of the ADN’s Global Campaign International Awareness Day for Avoidable Deaths (IAD4AD), we aim to promote networking and research around avoidable deaths through the launch of Country Chapters. We aim to create 100 Country Chapters over ten years (2023-2033), with 50 by 2028. We will focus on lower-middle and low-income countries with the highest burden of disaster-related deaths.
So far, we have three country chapters in India, Bangladesh and Oman. Below are details of the chapter’s inauguration and strategy.
The ADN India Chapter was launched in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on 11 September 2019.
The ADN Bangladesh Chapter was launched at the University of Dhaka on 18 June 2023.
Sultanate of Oman Chapter
The ADN Sultanate of Oman Chapter was launched at the YAS Centre for Environment and Health in Al Buraimi on 25 June 2023.