APRU Multi-Hazards Webinar Series: A New Approach for Disaster Risk Management After COVID-19

The experience of the COVID 19 pandemic reminds us that disasters are not limited to weather-related natural phenomena like earthquakes and hurricanes. There are also biohazards and chemical threats that should be taken seriously.

Part two of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Multi-hazards Webinar Series puts a spotlight on the need to strengthen disaster management strategies through multi-stakeholder partnerships. Tohoku University's Takako Izumi will be joined for a discussion by experts from international and regional organizations, government and academia.

Session Two: Strengthening disaster management strategies through multi-stakeholder partnerships
Date: October 14, 2020
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. JST


Dr. Animesh Kumar
- Deputy chief for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Dr. Alexander Hamilton
- Regional Coordinator for South East Asia, EU Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative
- Biosecurity Analyst, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

Dr. Takako Izumi
- Associate professor at Tohoku University's International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS)
- Director of the APRU Multi-Hazards (MH) Program

Robert Eryanto Tumanggor
- NBC staff officer of the Indonesian Army Corps of Engineers


Dr. Agustin Kusumayati
- University Secretary of Universitas Indonesia (UI)
- President Elect of the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH)

This three-part webinar series is open to the public, but registration is required for each session. Please check the website for more details.


Takako Izumi
Associate Professor, IRIDeS, Tohoku University
Director, APRU Multi-Hazards Program
Tel: +81-22-752-2073

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