Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia with Networking Researchers, Practitioners and Information

The frequency of natural hazards, such as weather extremes, climate changes, and geophysical events (such as earthquakes), on humans’ physical and economic well-being has alarmingly increased.

The extent to which societies are vulnerable to the negative effects of these hazards and events is largely determined by those societies’ social and economic structures. The development of a model for disaster risk management based on the present development in Asia with a sufficient understanding of local contexts is an urgent task.

The ultimate goal of this joint research project is to build a regional platform for disaster risk management among who have interest in disaster risk reduction in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, and Japan.