SEADPRI Newsletter June 2021 Edition

Our June 2021 edition is out, SEADPRI Newsletter June 2021 Edition


  • Selamat Datang Ketua Pusat SEADPRI-UKM
  • Dalam kenangan, Allahyarham Prof. Madya Dr Tajul Anuar Jamaluddin
  • Ketersediaan Maklumat Terbuka mengenai Elemen Keterdedahan di Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Availability of Open Data on Exposure Elements in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  • Integrating climate and disaster risks in the National Agenda for Water Sector Transformation
  • Climate Change and Groundwater: Future Pathways for Malaysia
  • Forging partnerships for strengthening disaster risk financing
  • SEADPRI Forum 2021: Risk Science for Resilient Cities – From Concept to Action
  • Empowering Youths for Climate Action
  • SEADPRI inks MoU with GSM
  • A successful ICGEB grant for rapid COVID19 diagnosis strategy
  • Pemasangan dan Penggunaan Instrumen Pembekalan Air Ultrapure
  • Sokongan Belia dalam Sambutan Hari Bumi Tahun 2021

U-INSPIRE Malaysia

The Special Topic Group (STG) on Young Professionals in DRR and Climate Change ( is coordinated by Dr. Nurfashareena Muhamad of the International Centre of Excellence Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (ICoE-SEADPRI-UKM). The STG encompasses existing networks and regional initiatives devoted to disseminating knowledge and building capacity through research and education on DRR and climate change. Activities implemented by STG include workshops and training, joint research, exchange of research findings, among others. The STG incubated and launched U-INSPIRE Malaysia @ UKM, the platform that aims to mobilise youth and young professionals in the country on disaster risk reduction and climate change, which now links to a significant network of active youth groups in the region. With mutual aims to advance science and technology, the STG and U-INSPIRE Malaysia @ UKM will move together to support local level implementation of the Sendai Framework on DRR.

Future Thinking on DRR: Disaster Risk Reduction, Reflection of the Past and the Present

UNESCO, UNDRR, UNDP Accelerator Lab, and U-INSPIRE Alliance are implementing a series of activities on Future Thinking on Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience. This series of activities aims to leverage the collective intelligence and frontiers thinking of the youth and young professionals to have new ideas, concepts, and frameworks for disaster risk reduction and resiliency in 2045. The year of 2045 reflects more than 50 years after the 1st World Conference on DRR (Yokohama 1994) and 30 years after the last World Conference on DRR which was the 3rd World Conference on DRR (Sendai, 2005). The year 2045 is 24 years from now in which by then the current youth and young professionals will be between 41-64 Years old which we can expect they will be in leadership positions.

The series of activities consist of Webinars, Futures Literacy Laboratory on DRR, and Let’s Talk DRR that will be organized throughout 2021. The objective is to provide a venue and encourage the youth and young professionals to voice and contribute their views and thoughts on disaster risk reduction and resiliency at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Bali, in May 2022. To discuss the future, we must also understand the decisions of the past.

This first webinar will focus on understanding the past decisions on disaster risk reduction and resiliency. For more information about the Futures Thinking on DRR:

Concept Note on Future Thinking in DRR:

Concept Note on Webinar 1: