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The Second International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development was organised virtually by Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, in coordination with Keio University, Japan; Miyagi University of Education, Japan; Andalas University, Indonesia; and Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia under ProSPER.net consortium from 24-25 June, 2021. The symposium successfully contributed to building academic alliances for promoting sustainability paradigm as aimed in the ProSPER.Net supported project 'Disaster Education for Integrating SFDRR and SDG in Asia.'

Learn more: https://prospernet.ias.unu.edu/projects/past-projects/disaster-education-for-integrating-sfdrr-and-sdg-in-asia

The Second International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development was organised virtually by Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, in coordination with Keio University, Japan; Miyagi University of Education, Japan; Andalas University, Indonesia; and Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia under ProSPER.net consortium from 24-25 June, 2021. The symposium successfully contributed to building academic alliances for promoting sustainability paradigm as aimed in the ProSPER.Net supported project 'Disaster Education for Integrating SFDRR and SDG in Asia.'

Learn more: https://prospernet.ias.unu.edu/projects/past-projects/disaster-education-for-integrating-sfdrr-and-sdg-in-asia

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2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development: Executive Report

  1. 1. The Second International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development has been organized virtually by Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, in coordination with Keio University, Japan; Miyagi University of Education, Japan; Andalas University, Indonesia; and Universities Gadjah Mada, Indonesia under ProSPER.net consortium on June 24 – 25, 2021. The symposium has successfully contributed to building academic alliances for promoting sustainability paradigm as aimed in the ProSPER. Net supported project 'Disaster Education for integrating SFDRR and SDG in Asia.' The symposium collaborated with twenty-one institutional partners reaching out to 337 participants through 4 keynote sessions and 21 technical sessions providing a vibrant platform for policymakers, academia, researchers, development practitioners, private sectors, and relevant stakeholders to discuss various dimensions of higher education system in the Asia-Pacific region focusing on Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development. The International Symposium has successfully delivered the multiple dimensions of existing and future risk scenarios and concerted efforts of the scientific communities to find new adaptation methods. Executive Summary
  2. 2. The Global Risk Agendas and Uncovering Resilience Strategies Dwellers and Deltas in Asian- Mega Deltas: their contribution to locally-led adaptation and resilience Technological and Social Innovation Pathways for Safer and Inclusive Societies The Pandemic Challenges and Road to Recovery of Education System Dr. Indrajit Pal, Chair – DRSD 2021 “The symposium is successful in becoming a virtual melting pot of researchers, development agencies and practitioners to exchange knowledge and innovative ideas as well as a platform to explore collaborative research opportunities.” Dr. Eden Woon, President, AIT “ AIT is working on disaster resilience for quite a long time in the region and our motto ‘Social Impact with Innovation’ is well reflected through this multi-disciplinary international event attended by the Academicians, Scientists, Practitioners, Policy makers, researchers from around the world.” Dr. Armida Alisjahbana Executive Secretary, UNESCAP “To promote regional corporation, to implement the health aspect of the Sendai framework, including those reflected in the Bangkok principles, ESCAP is already working with member states to discuss solutions, to build resilience to cascading risks and we look forward to partnering with AIT to support countries in the region.” Science, Technology and DRR Education Vulnerability, Resilience and Sustainable Development Public Health Emergency & COVID-19 Risk Multi-Hazard Risk and Governance Technology, Innovation and Disaster Risk Reduction Critical Infrastructure Resilience Vulnerability, Resilience and Cross Cutting Issues Circulating Ecological Sphere and Ecosystem Disaster Risk Reduction in Higher Education Natural Hazard and Disaster Risk Reduction Metropolitan Sustainability and Resilience Bangabandhu Chair Dialouge panel Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand | DRSD 2021 Report Key Thematic Areas addressed in the Symposium Global Challenges addressed in the Symposium Key Remarks
  3. 3. Mr. Hans Guttman Executive Director Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Bangkok “The Global Risk Agenda and Uncovering Resilience Strategies” Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies, India “Addressing Natural Hazards - A Perspective” The keynote talks delivered by experts from diverse sectors during the two-day symposium provided contemporary discourses and urged for a collaborative efforts in addressing the ongoing issues of disaster resilience and sustainable development. Keynote Talks Prof. Takeuchi Kazuhiko President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Japan “Creation of a Circulating and Ecological Sphere (CES) for attaining Integrated Disaster & Climate Resilience” Ms. Hap Navy, Chair, SUMERNET “The Role of Women and Small-Scale Fisheries in the Deltas” Mr. Soichiro Yasukawa, Programme Specialist, UNESCO, Paris “UNESCO's Contribution to SDG and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction” Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director, ICCCAD, Bangladesh “Dwellers & Stakeholders in Asian Mega-Deltas: their contributions to locally- led adaptation and resilience” “Understanding and managing public sector disaster risk for informing policy progess and challenges over the recent years” Dr. Reinhard Mechler, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria “Creation of a Circulating and Ecological Sphere (CES) for Attaining Integrated Disaster & Climate Resilience” Prof. Gretchen Kalonji, Dean, IDMR Sichuan University, China “Disaster Risk Reduction & Sustainable Development Goals: Education & Research” Prof. Dilanthi Amartunga, Head, GDRC University of Huddersfield, UK H.E Mr. Mohammed Abdul Hye, Ambassador of People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the Kingdom of Thailand “AIT and its programs are supporting in developing the capacity of large numbers of government officers of Bangladesh.” Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand | DRSD 2021 Report
  4. 4. Prepared by www.dpmm.ait.ac.th dpmm@ait.asia web. mail. Disaster Preparedness Mitigation and Management Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand 9 58 Phahonyothin Rd, Khlong Nueng, Khlong Luang District, Pathum Thani 12120, Thailand Our step towards sustainable development GOING VIRTUAL GOING VIRTUAL GOING VIRTUAL Book and Journal Released The book consists of 33 peer-reviewed chapters, from the first International Symposium On Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development in 2019. The two volumes of ‘Energy, Disaster, Climate Change: Sustainability and Just Transitions in Bangladesh’ published in the International Energy Journal, Bangabandhu Chair Special Issue Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and ProSPER.Net Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia; Universitas Andalas, Indonesia; Keio University,Japan; and Miyagi University of Education, Japan. Elsevier and Emerald Publishing. Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institute (GADRI), Living Deltas Research Hub, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET), Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early Warning System (RIMES), Philippines School of Business Administration (PSBA), Resilience Innovation Knowledge Academy (RIKA), South Asian Alliance of Disaster Research Institute (SAADRI), National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NIT K), University of Huddersfield, University of Newcastle, and Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC). The International Symposium is one of the initiatives of ProSPER.Net project ‘Disaster Education for integrating SFDRR and SDG in Asia’ led by AIT along with its partners in the Asia Pacific Region. ProSPER.Net is an alliance of leading universities in the Asia-Pacific region that are committed to integrating sustainable development into postgraduate courses and curricula. Collaborator Host and Key Support: Organizing partner : Publication Partners: Institutional partner:

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