International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development
An international symposium on “Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development: Integrating Higher Education Institutions achieving SFDRR and SDG” will be organized from 7-8 March 2019 at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).
OBJECTIVES: The Sendai Framework Agenda for 2030 calls to increase awareness on disaster risk reduction and resilience and implement policies to prevent new risks. The unique amalgamation of disaster resilience and sustainable development educators in Asian region is a vital need to develop cross cutting education system particularly in vulnerable Asiapacific region. The “sharing of resources and knowledge” and “mutual learning” approaches are important ingredients of resilient community. To inculcate the integration of the Natural Science and Social Science approach towards DRR and Sustainable development through multidisciplinary higher education process, an International Symposium on “Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development” will be organised by Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand from 7 – 8 March 2019. The programme will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, technical session, poster presentation and academic exhibition.
The International Symposium on “Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development” is one of the initiatives of ProSPER.Net project “Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development Education Network in Asia” lead by Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand along with the partner universities in the Asia Pacific Region.
The symposium will also provide an opportunity to develop a Higher Educational Institution Platform on DRR to address the cross-cutting issues on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development and also understanding regional challenges that result from complex problems generated by natural hazards and human induced threats.
Asian Institute of Technology, THAILAND
Dr. INDRAJIT PAL (Organising Committee Chair)
Dr. SANGAM SHRESTHA (Organising Committee Co-Chair)
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