Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM) in collaboration with the Malaysian Association of Risk and Insurance Management (MARIM) Malaysia are convening the SEADPRI-UKM Forum 2017 on “Flood Modelling for Insurers: From Data to Decisions”. The event will feature Dr. Iain Willis of JBA Risk Management, Singapore and Dr. Simon Walker of JBA Risk Management, United Kingdom. Details of the event are as follows:

Date                 : 7 November 2017 (Tuesday)
Time                : 8.30 am – 1.00 pm
Venue              : Puri Pujangga, UKM Bangi.

Details of the event: Download (pdf)

Presentation file by Ian Millinship and Iain Willis: Download (pdf)

CCOP-SEADPRI-ANCST Workshop on Disasters and Heritage Areas

Invitation to present country experience or case study



Heritage Areas or Sites, are cultural and/or natural sites considered to be of outstanding value, selected on the basis of having cultural, historical, and scientific; or some other form of significance. The scope of heritage areas in this workshop expands to include World Heritage Sites, national heritage sites, geoparks and conservation parks/areas, of being unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable piece of special cultural or physical significance (i.e. ancient ruins or historical structure, building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, or mountain). Continue reading

Training Workshop on the Predictability of Extreme Weather Events

The second Malaysia Window to Cambridge at Univerisiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (MW2C@UKM) Training Workshop on the Predictability of Extreme Weather Events will be held on 14-16 November 2017 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

  • The first day consists of regional presentations on extreme weather events, disaster risk reduction and data analytics.
  • The second day focuses on the complexity of weather forecasts in the tropics, covering extreme weather occurrences. The third day will conclude with a regional science-policy dialogue on linking disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

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