APRU 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. The APRU secretariat provides general support to ensure the smooth running of the Program and make sure the information sharing on the Program activities with the APRU member universities.