Workshop on Science & Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction

Workshop on Science & Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction

24 May 2016, 

Shangri-La Putrajaya, Malaysia

The UN ISDR Asia Pacific Bangkok Office has established the Asia Science Technology Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG) in June 2015 to promote the role of science and technology in disaster risk reduction in Asia. The ASTAAG consists of professionals from Asian countries. The Workshop on Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction is planned in conjunction with ANCST and other partners on 24 May 2016.

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0900 – 1000       Session 1:


by Y. Bhg. Dato’ Zaitun Ab Samad, Director General, National Disaster Management Agency

Keynote: Public Private Participation in Disaster Risk Reduction

by Dr. Raslan Ahmad, Senior Vice President of Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology

1030 – 1030        Coffee Break

1030 – 1130        Session 2: Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Highlights from the UN ISDR-Bangkok Office (Dr. Sujit Mohanty, UN-ISDR)
  • Highlights from China (Prof. Shi Peijun, Beijing Normal University China)
  • Highlights from India (Prof. Vinod K. Sharma, Indian Institute of Science)
  • Highlights from Indonesia (Dr. Sugeng Triutomo, DRR Indonesia Foundation)
  • Role of the Private Sector (Ms. Antonia Yulo Loyzaga, Manila Observatory)
  • Role of Civil Society (Mercy Malaysia)
  • Role of Academia (Prof. Rajib Shaw, ASTAAG)
  • Role of Knowledge Networks (Dr. Takako Izumi, Tohaku University Japan)
  • Role of Media (Ms. Natalia Ilieva, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Unit)

1130 – 1245        Session 3: Dialogue on “Mobilising Public Private Partnership for Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction.”

1245 – 1300             Closing & Lunch

Please visit this link to get the presentation files from the workshop.