[email protected] | Workshop on Geohazards and Disaster Risk Reduction


The Malaysia Window to Cambridge at Univerisiti Kebangsaan Malaysia ([email protected]) is convening a training workshop on Geohazards and Disaster Risk Reduction on 18-20 September 2018 in Penang, Malaysia. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the National Geological Conference 2018 convened by the Geological Society of Malaysia and their key partners.

The three-day event will cover two days of technical sessions followed by a field visit on the final day. Several aspects of geology will be covered including geohazards and engineering geology, geomechanics, geoenvironment and geophysics, among others. The field visit will focus on geohazards in the Penang Island, conducted by researchers from the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund Project on Disaster Resilient Cities: Forecasting Local Level Climate Extremes and Physical Hazards for Kuala Lumpur, led by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM) and University of Cambridge in collaboration with other partners.


The training is designed to build the capacity of scientists from Malaysia and the region on hazards assessment for disaster risk reduction. There will be special focus on communication of risks by an expert from the United Kingdom. Trainees will be required to develop and submit full manuscripts (guidelines enclosed) on topics relevant to climate influenced hazards such as landslides, mudflows, floods as well as emerging and cascading events. All manuscripts will be reviewed to be considered for publication in the Bulletin of the Geological Society of Malaysia (Scopus Indexed). Alternate publication arrangements will also be considered.


Applications are invited on a competitive basis for full sponsorship to attend the workshop in Malaysia. The eligibility of applicants is as follows:-

a. AGE: Below the age of 30
b. CITIZENSHIP: Citizen of a Commonwealth country in Asia or an ASEAN Member State
c. EXPERIENCE: Working with a meteorological, hydrological or geoscience-related institution OR currently undertaking research at the doctoral or post-doctoral level
d. TRAVEL: Able to advance payment for air-fare and be reimbursed after the event
e. MANUSCRIPT: Submission of manuscript on climate influenced geohazards (see attached guideline of the GSM Bulletin)


  • Submission of completed (i) Application Form, and (ii) Manuscript: 28 August 2018
  • Notification to applicant: 1 September 2018

For further information, please contact:
Dr. Lim Choun Sian [Email: [email protected]]
Ms. Nurul Syazwani Yahaya [Email: [email protected]]

Download slide presentations here.