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The Future of Multi-hazard Early Warning in Asia-Pacific


June 18, 2014

Monday 23 June 2014, 12:30-14:00
centara grand Hotel, Lotus Suite 2, 22nd floor

Join us to learn more and share your knowledge about
multi-hazard early warning systems in the Asia-Pacific region. Discussion
will cover current status, progress, and the way forward.

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
Capt. Song Ekmahachai, Acting Director, Warning and Dissemination Section, NDWC, Thailand
Dr. Balakrishnan Nair T. M., Scientist & Head, Ocean Science &
Information Services Group, INCOIS, India

STATUS OF EARLY WARNING IN ASIA-PACIFIC
Mr. Puji Pujiono, Chief, Disaster Risk Reduction Section, ESCAP
Dr. Heather Bell, Director of Applied Science, PDC

COUNTRY UPDATES BY EXPERTS FROM THE REGION
Mr. Mohammad Abdul Qayyum, National Project Director, Comprehensive Disaster
Management Programme, Bangladesh
Dr. Nguyen Huu Phuc, Director, Disaster Management Center, Viet Nam

OPEN DISCUSSION
Summary of main recommendations and way forward

Lead: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Co-lead: Pacific Disaster Center (PDC)
Please RSVP to: escap-drs@un.org.

For more information contact: Mr. Alf Blikberg, Programme Officer, ESCAP;
E-mail: blikberg@un.org; Tel. +66-91-519-5413

More from Pacific Disaster Center

To keep yourself up-to-the-minute about hazards and disasters:

For the latest Weather and Disaster News, use the PDC Weather Wall.

While you are thinking of hazards, think of preparedness. PDC provides disaster preparedness information, including printable instructions for assembling a Disaster Supply Kit and rehearsing a Family Disaster Plan.

For more information on DisasterAWARE products:

  • For details, see the Training Guide for Web-accessible Disaster Alert,
  • Read and understand more about custom versions, such as DMRS and VinAWARE,
  • Watch the ASEAN DMRS video on YouTube.

About PDC:

Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) envisions a safer, more secure world—where populations live in more disaster-resilient communities informed by science and technology, and equipped with sound decision support tools. To help make that vision a reality, PDC is dedicated to supporting evidence-based disaster risk reduction (DRR) efforts by providing actionable information and applications to the public and disaster managers worldwide. PDC, a program managed by the University of Hawaii, was established by the U.S. government in 1996.