Attending 2nd National Conference on Science, Technology & Innovation For Disaster Risk Reduction

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14th – 16th October 2019

InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur 

Sr. Dr. Noralfishah Sulaiman (KANZU UTHM),  Ms. Teo Wei She (KANZU UTHM)

The Second National Conference aims to strengthen science, technology, and innovation on disaster risk reduction in Malaysia, convened by the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA Malaysia), Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM), with support from key partners.

The aim of the Conference is to provide an insight into the state of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Malaysia, in relation to climate change and sustainable development. This Conference also serves as the national platform for the exchange of good practices in DRR among researchers and practitioners. In Malaysia, the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA Malaysia) is a focal point for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) 2015-2030. The Conference will cover themes on disaster risk reduction based on the similarity of issues and challenges to be addressed.

The themes are as follows:

  • Geological Hazards – Landslides and Earthquakes;
  • Hydro-meteorological Hazards – Extreme Flooding and Weather;
  • Health and Emerging Hazards;
  • Critical Infrastructure and DRR; and
  • DRR Governance, Risk Management, and Insurance