International Expert Forum - Mainstreaming Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
Asian Institute of Technology - Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management Program (AIT)
Other organizer:
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR); National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE); Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM); University of Newcastle, the; University of the Philippines (UP)
Date:
01-02 Dec 2017
Location:
Thailand (Pathumthani, Thailand)
Venue:
Asian Institute of Technology

International Expert Forum on Mainstreaming Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education-Integrating SDG, SFDRR and UNFCCC Paris Agreement

Call for abstract (submission deadline 30 July, 2017)

Organised by: Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM), Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand 

In Association with:

  • University of Newcastle, Australia

  • Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

  • University of the Philippines, Philippines

  • National University of Civil Engineering, Vietnam

  • Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), Beijing, China

Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM) at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, through its interdisciplinary approach addressing the cross cutting issues of Disaster Risk Management and Sustainability in the context of engineering, architecture, natural and social sciences to manage and minimize the effects of disasters in the region.

DPMM, AIT along with University of Newcastle, Australia under Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC) Grant for "Disaster Resilience Education Capacity Building in South-East Asia" is organising an "International Expert Forum on Mainstreaming Resilience and Disaster Risk Reduction in Education" during 1 - 2 December, 2017. This International Forum is an holistic approach to integrate Sustainable Development Goals, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) and UNFCCC Paris Agreement to address the regional challenges on Mainstreaming resilience and DRR.

The objectives of the forum is to develop robust regional network with the collective capacity to lead initiatives that protect society from shocks to physical, socio-cultural, politico-economic and natural systems. The Expert Forum will provide an opportunity to develop a Higher Educational Institution Platform on DRR to address the cross cutting issues on Disaster Risk Governance and also understanding regional challenges that result from complex problems generated by natural hazards and human induced threats. The forum will create regional synergies between leading higher education institutions engaged in education and research on DRR and Sustainable Development, Development Agencies, Govt. and Non-Govt. Stakeholders to proactively address disaster risk and build resilience through education.

Target participants

Academicians, scientists, engineers, research scholars, development agencies, practitioners, policy makers, private companies, govt. and non-govt. organisations. 

Abstract submission

The organizing committee is inviting the submission of abstracts (about 500 words) in English and one page brief biographies of the author(s) by the deadline indicated.

Submission guidelines: Abstract should be written in English using MS Word format. The abstract should be proceeded by the title of the paper, Thematic Area, the name(s), institutional affiliations of the author(s) and contact detail.

Publications: Presented Abstracts will be published in proceedings and selected speakers will be invited to submit their full paper for publication in an edited book to be produced by an international publisher.

Contact

Dr. Indrajit Pal, Assistant Professor and Chair Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM) Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand Office Tel. +66 2524 6428, email: [email protected]


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Keywords

Themes:
Education & School Safety, Governance, Disaster Risk Management
Countries:
Thailand
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