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

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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.

The training is designed to build the capacity of scientists from Malaysia and the region on forecasting extreme weather events and hazards assessment. The focus is on discussing the range of approaches for developing highly relevant forecasting products. A key feature will be on development of case studies on disaster risk reduction from the region.Trainees will be required to develop and submit case studies on topics relevant to extreme weather events and hazards assessment, which will be reviewed and disseminated in the region.

Applications are invited on a competitive basis for full sponsorship to attend the training in Malaysia. Details of application can be found at MW2CUKM Website.

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