Venue: Convention Hall Unand. Session Chair: Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga, Huddersfield Univ, UK - Director of the Global Disaster Resilience Centre at the School of Art, Design and Architecture

  • Dr. Harkunti Pertiwi Rahayu (Bandung Institute of Technology | ITB)
  • Prof. Richard Haigh (Huddersfield Univ, UK - Co-Director of the Global Disaster Resilience Centre at the School of Art, Design and Architecture).


The International Workshop on Multi-Hazard Early Warning and Resilience Building in Coastal Communities and the third Steering Committee Meeting were hosted by the University of Peradeniya, in Kandy, Sri Lanka from 05th to 10th March 2018. More than 70 participants representing Europe and Asia have participated in the event. The workshop consisted of many interactive sessions and keynote speeches, training sessions etc.


The Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia and the University of Huddersfield in the UK are leading a study into the interface between upstream-downstream of tsunami early warning systems. The initial study will examine the interfaces at the national level in Sri Lanka and Indonesia, with a view to extending the study to cover all 28 countries in the Indian Ocean.
The Universities are working closely with the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) and Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) in Indonesia, the University of Colombo, the Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities (FSLGA), the Disaster Management Centre, the Ministry of Disaster Management, and the Department of Meteorology in Sri Lanka, and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) and IOC – UNESCO ICG/IOTWMS at the regional/international levels.


Over 30 experts from across Europe and Asia are meeting this week at IHCantabria, in Santander, Spain, for the Second Steering Committee Meeting of the project CABARET (Capacity Building in Asia for Resilience EducaTion). This is a project funded by the European Union to foster regional cooperation for more effective multi-hazard early warning and increased disaster resilience among coastal communities. It will support joint initiatives and the sharing of good practices among Higher Education Institutes in Asia and Europe, as we as promote links between Higher Education and other socio-economic actors. The three-day meeting will conclude on Friday 29th March and will present the results of the first steps of the project that will provide the basis for the next phases.


CABARET convened a mini project meeting in welcoming Myanmar partners at the Andalas University in Padang, Indonesia on 03rd May 2018 as a side event at the ICDM 2018. Multi hazard early warning is gaining the momentum than ever before , also with its emphasis in Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.