In view of the growing uncertainties and changing situation amidst the outbreak of the COVID-19 across the region, it is regret to inform that the 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (APSTCDRR, Official Website - convened under the aegis of the National Disaster Management Agency of the Prime Minister’s Department of Malaysia and Academy of Sciences Malaysia scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur on 16-17 March 2020 has been cancelled. Continue reading →

2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, 16-17 March 2020, Kuala Lumpur

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Malaysia will host the 2020 Asia Pacific Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction on 16-17 March 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, in partnership with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Asia Pacific Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group (APSTAAG), whose members play a crucial role in strengthening regional networking and providing advice and insight to boost national science and technology capacities. Continue reading →

Bulletin SEADPRI No.18 (June 2018)

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IRDR Survey: 30 Innovations Used in Disaster Risk Reduction – Products and Approaches

f7616c87-dc95-4c6f-8a00-193edff4f7d5The impacts and damages caused by natural hazards are still enormous. While various disaster risk reduction (DRR) measures have been taken for many years, the application of science, technology and innovations are required more than ever to develop and implement further effective and evidence-based approach.

The APRU (Association of Pacific Rim Universities) Multi-Hazards Program organized a strategic meeting on the disaster risk reduction policy influence at Tohoku University in February 2018 with the APRU member universities and partner organizations. Continue reading →

Bulletin SEADPRI No. 17 (December 2018)

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IPCC 1.5ºC Report – An Urgent Wake-up Call


MW2C@UKM | Training Workshop on Disaster Resilient Cities – Calls for Application [Dateline: 1 May 2018]


The Malaysia Window to Cambridge at Univerisiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (MW2C@UKM) is convening a Training Workshop on Disaster Resilient Cities: Advances in Meteorological Forecasting and Hazards Assessment on 28-29 June 2018 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The training will draw on findings of the pilot on Disaster Resilient Cities: Forecasting Local Level Climate Extremes and Physical Hazards for Kuala Lumpur, supported by the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund, led by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM) and University of Cambridge in collaboration with other partners. The two-day training will cover presentations on forecasting extreme weather events and hazards assessment in the tropics as well as development of case studies from the region. Key speakers include Prof. Lord Julian Hunt from University of Cambridge, with world-class expertise in urban air quality modelling and Professor Johnny Chan from City University of Hong Kong, a prominent scientist on typhoons and monsoons. Continue reading →



World Urban Forum, 7-13 February 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

zihzG6WfThe New Urban Agenda was adopted in October 2016 at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador. It is a result of a unique consensus among all participating states. The document sets out a common vision and global standards for urban development in the coming decades.

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[Online Survey] ASDMP: ASEAN Science-Based Disaster Management Project

ASEAN ROK Fund_BannerDue to its disaster-prone location, it is imperative that ASEAN is equipped with the necessary tools to inform its disaster risk management policies. Projects that inform ASEAN disaster risk management policy-making processes can decrease the effects of extreme climate events.

The ASDMP project seeks to promote “scientific and technical research programmes that study the causes and consequences of disasters and facilitate activities that promote and support the development of the means, methods, techniques, and equipment for disaster management, particularly in risk reduction”. Continue reading →