U-INSPIRE Malaysia is launched officially on 15 October 2019, in conjunction of Second National Conference on Science, Technology, and Innovation for DRR (STI4DRR), organised by NADMA Malaysia, Academy of Sciences Malaysia and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM), and joins the U-INSPIRE Alliance which includes, among others, chapters from Indonesia, Philippines, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan.
U-INSPIRE is a youth and young professionals platform in Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation (SETI) to accelerate the implementation of disaster risk reduction (DRR) in line with the Sendai Framework to support DRR policies and action at the local, national and international level. The establishment of this alliance was professionally supported by the UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific.
U-INSPIRE Malaysia platform will bring together motivated, ambitious, and committed youth and young professionals in DRR and climate change, especially in empowering the science-policy interface.
This platform is hosted by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM), under the auspices of the Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST), with full support by the National Disaster Management Agency Malaysia (NADMA) and Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO.