SEADPRI-UKM conducts holistic disaster related research programs on a regional and national scale to support government decision making on climatic, geological and technological hazards. SEADPRI strives to enhance human capital and capacity at national and international levels, particularly in Southeast Asia through its (a) Research; (b) Education & Training; (c) Workshop & Training Courses; and (d) Outreach & Networking activities.
Our main core activities which are research-based, aims to conduct research in holistic and integrated approach (science, technology, impact, vulnerability & governance) to reduce risk of: Climatic Hazards, Geological Hazards and Technological Hazards.
Climatic Hazards: Conduct research and strengthen capacity to support the national agenda on adaptation to extreme weather and climate change. The focus of research includes disaster prevention, risk reduction and management, post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. Aspects taken into account are science and technology for disaster risk reduction, socio-economic impacts and vulnerability assessments, education and awareness as well as governance for human security and sustainability.
Geological Hazards: Also geohazards, include all geological or hydrological processes. Geological hazards include earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, slope failures, debris flows, subsidence and sinkholes. Aims to strengthen the emerging international strategy for disaster mitigation and prevention. To shift the focus of current practices, from a responsive to a more preventive approach.
Technological Hazards: Currently focuses on hazardous materials. Research and capacity building for the reduction of disaster risk to the environment and humans. In line with the priority of the government in establishing an efficient national system on chemicals management. Promotes disaster risk reduction of chemical hazards – a relatively unexplored field in the Asian region.
b) Education and Training
The main education activity is Postgraduate courses. Presently SEADPRI offers graduate research programmes in Masters and Doctoral/ PhD levels which involves studies relating to disaster in the following areas:
- Policy and Disaster Management
- Climatic Hazards
- Geological Hazards
- Technological Hazards
see also Postgraduate Programme
c) Workshop and Training Courses
We also conduct workshops and training courses on specialised subjects pertaining to the fields of environmental and technological hazards, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and policy, governance and disaster management.
see also Workshop-Training Courses
d) Outreach and Networking
In order to develop knowledge and disseminate information and technology. We collaborate with other agencies and institutions to synergise expertise. We outreach to stakeholders and people to enable technology transfer.
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