The Capacity Building Workshop on DRR Knowledge and Awareness was held on 22 August 2022 at the Institut Pendidikan Guru (IPG) Tengku Ampuan Afzan Campus in Kuala Lipis, Pahang. A research group of YYPs Empowerment organised the workshop: Implementing SETI for Disaster Resilience led by the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM) and U-INSPIRE Malaysia@UKM in collaboration with UNICEF Malaysia with great support from the Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM).

Enhancing capacity offers vulnerable communities the opportunity to manage adverse conditions, risks, or disasters.

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

The participants of this workshop were a total of 46 prospective peribumi (indigenous) teachers from the Pusat Kecemerlangan Pedagogi Peribumi Kebangsaan (PKPPK) of IPG Tengku Ampuan Afzan from various fields of study. The one-day workshop began with a lecture in the morning session on introduction to different types of disasters and elaboration on the mechanism of disaster management at the national and local levels. The session was followed by a discussion between our researchers and participants. The afternoon session was filled with interactive and hands-on disaster activities such as hazards model constructions and physical games i.e., volcanic eruptions, mudslides, and earthquakes, and a discussion and presentation of actions during hazard scenarios. This workshop intends to establish a cohort of prospective teachers who can train other prospective teachers and be a medium of disseminating information to school students to understand disaster issues so they can match the disaster knowledge obtained with their background.

| The article is written by Husna Aini Shaidin |

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