Multi-Hazards Program

Multi-Hazards Program

ConferenceAPRU and the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University launched the APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards (MH) Program in April 2013 to mark the second anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The MH Program builds upon the strengths of APRU Multi-Hazards Symposia over the past decade in countries spanning the Pacify Ring of Fire. IRIDeS provides secretariat services and overall program coordination as the regional program hub to the MH Program.

ConferenceThe Pacific Rim region is subject to high risks of natural disasters and the universities and research institutions in the region are expected to contribute to reducing disaster vulnerability and risks and strengthening disaster management capacity to tackle these challenges. The main objectives of this Program are to harness the collective capacities of APRU universities for cutting-edge research on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and to contribute to international policy-making processes to steadily improve DRR.

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Objectives of the APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Program

The Pacific Rim region is subject to high risks of natural disasters. The universities and research institutions in the region are expected to contribute to reducing disaster vulnerability and risks and strengthening disaster management capacity to tackle these challenges. APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards Program aims to:

  • Harness the collective capacities of APRU universities for cutting-edge research on disaster risk reduction (DRR)
  • Share strategies to cope with campus disaster risk management
  • Contribute to international policy-making processes to steadily improve DRR.
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    Campus Safety Workshop
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The key activities of the MH Program include the following

  • Annual Multi-Hazards Summer School to share the lessons learnt from large disasters and to contribute to fostering regional disaster experts.
  • Supporting the organization of the annual Research Symposium on Multi-Hazards.
  • Conducting collaborative research and sharing results and data among the APRU institutions.
  • Contributing to discussions, and international and regional DRR decision-making processes like the Post-2015 Framework for DRR.
  • Promoting natural disaster preparedness capacity on university campuses by conducting a survey on campus safety and by publishing a report on the outcomes
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