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The APRU Multi-Hazards Webinar Series: A new approach for disaster risk management after COVID-19

September 30 - October 28

 

The experience of the COVID 19 pandemic reminded us that disaster risks are not only natural, but also include different types of disasters such as biological, chemical, industrial etc. It is crucial to understand these various types of hazard risks and take proper preparedness measures to ensure effective response efforts. This webinar series consists of three sessions: 1) Understanding and addressing different types of hazard risks, 2) Strengthening disaster management strategies through multi-stakeholder partnerships, and 3) Developing innovative tools and approaches for disaster preparedness and response.

The webinar series is organized by the APRU Multi-Hazards Program, University of Indonesia, and CBRNe-Natech Asian Disaster Risk Initiative (CnADRI).

 

First session: Understanding and addressing different types of hazard risks

Date: September 30
Time: 8 am (Vienna)/ 9 am (Helsinki)/ 1 pm (Jakarta)/ 2 pm (Hong Kong)/ 3 pm (Sendai)/ 4 pm (Sydney)
Duration: 2 hours

See the slides and recording here.

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction emphasizes the importance and needs for strengthening technical and scientific capacity to capitalize on and consolidate existing knowledge of all hazards under priority action 1: Understanding disaster risk. This session invites speakers specializing in biological, chemical, and nuclear hazards to learn about each disaster risk and how we could prepare for and enhance the current disaster risk reduction efforts and strategies taking into consideration an all-hazards approach. See a flyer here for more details.

 

Second session: Strengthening disaster management strategies through multi-stakeholder partnerships

Date: October 14
Time: 9 am (Bangkok & Jakarta)/ 10 am (Hong Kong & Manila)/ 11 am (Sendai)
Duration: 2 hours

Disaster risk reduction efforts require strong collaborations and partnerships among various stakeholders at different levels. Further involvement of a broader range of experts is necessary as more disaster risk types need to be addressed. This session invites speakers from international and regional organizations, government and academia in Asia to discuss their role in adopting the all hazards approach. See a flyer here for more details.    

 

Third session: Developing innovative tools and approaches for disaster preparedness and response (tentative)

Date: October 28
Time: 2:30 pm (Hong Kong, GMT+8)

Register here.

A number of innovative tools and approaches in the fields of natural and social sciences, engineering, medicine, etc. have been developed to contribute to reducing disaster risks. In this session, experts from different sectors will share innovative products and approaches to solve and overcome issues and challenges related to risk identification and understanding, assessment, communication, etc.

 

Session IUnderstanding and addressing different types of hazard risks
Moderator: Dr. Takako Izumi

Takako Izumi is an associate professor at Tohoku University’s International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), working on global frameworks and strategies for disaster risk reduction (DRR). She is concurrently serving as director of the APRU Multi-Hazards (MH) Program that aims at addressing the threat of frequent natural disasters in the Pacific Rim. Before joining Tohoku University, she spent more than15 years working in the fields of DRR, response, recovery, and development with MERCY Malaysia, UN Habitat, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), UN Office of the Recovery Coordinator for Ache and Nias (UNORC), and UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). In 2015, she was appointed to the UNDRR Asia and Pacific Science, Technology, Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG) to support the efforts of governments and stakeholders in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR. She holds Ph.D. in Global Environmental Study from Kyoto University, Japan.
Speaker: Prof Fatma Lestari

Fatma Lestari is a professor and director of Disaster Risk Reduction Center (DRRC) at Universitas Indonesia. She is also a lecturer at Occupational Health & Safety Department, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia. Her research areas include disaster health impact, hospital readiness and resilience, emergency/disaster management, and biorisk management. She also conducted researches in Occupational Health and Security within oil & gas, mining, manufacturer industries.
She is a member of the Indonesian National Independent Team for Safety in Oil & Gas, and investigated major accidents and conducting safety audits within oil & gas industries. She is also a member of the Indonesia National Occupational Health & Safety Council, and involved in the award assessment team at the Mining Directorate Indonesia.
She holds PhD in Safety Science from UNSW, Sydney Australia, and Master & Bachelor Degree in Chemistry.
Speaker: Mr Martin Krottmayer

Martin Krottmayer is currently a Sr. Officer at the IFRC secretariat focusing on preparedness to emerging risks like nuclear or chemical hazards as well as the global focal point for IFRC on Civil protection relations. As part of the COVID operation he is supporting Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in reviewing / developing Business Continuity plans and adjust their contingency plans to the new challenging environment.
He is with the Red Cross movement since 2005 where he started his assignments as Head of Delegation with a mission in Timor Leste and Indonesia, followed by 2,5 years in Sudan and 4 years in the Red Cross EU office in Brussels.
Prior to the Red Cross, he worked in several positions in the foreign affairs and financial sector where he structured global investment projects as well as due diligence operations and risk mitigation operations.
Speaker: Mr Jeff Walker

Jeff Walker is the Principal Advisor of JKG Consulting. It is a Security, Emergency Management and Counter-Terrorism training and consulting company based in Sydney, Australia.
He served in the Royal Australian Navy for 13.5 and was a gunnery rating, specializing in above water warfare. He also qualified in Demolition and was a Navy Ships Diver. He completed the then Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Defense Course (NBCD).
After leaving the Defense Force, he served in the Australian Federal Police for 7 years ( in a counter-terrorism capacity). He also served in the Bomb Response Unit during this time. He was trained in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense during this time. Addition training in CBRN was also provided by the Australian Army for the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
Jeff has provided Counterterrorism and Emergency Management consulting (and training) to clients in Australia, Middle East, and the Asia Pacific Region for over a decade. This includes risk and threat assessments.
Discussant: Mr Andrin Raj

Andrin Raj is the Chairperson of the CBRNe-Natech Asian Disaster Risk Initiative (CnADRI) established in 2020 after the 3rd APRU Multi-Hazards campus safety workshop held at Tohoko University, Sendai. He is also the Southeast Asian Regional Director of the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals-Centre for Security Studies based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as well as the Director of the Nordic Counter Terrorism Network, a specialist think tank cum training centre based in Finland.
He has more than 25 years’ career in national security. His responsibilities and experiences include briefing governments and security agencies on non-traditional threats pertaining to CBRNe-Natech. He has been also serving as a lecturer and a visiting and senior fellow for the School of Strategic and Global Studies at University of Indonesia, the Observatory on Security and CBRNe Defence in Italy, and the Maritime Security Centre of Excellence in Turkey. He is a former Asean scholar at the Japan Institute for International Affairs in Tokyo where he researched Japan’s security in the Southeast Asia Region.
Session IIStrengthening disaster management strategies through multi-stakeholder partnerships
Opening: Dr Abdul Haris

Vice Rector of Research and Innovation Universitas Indonesia
Moderator: Dr Agustin Kusumayati

• University Secretary of Universitas Indonesia (UI)
• President Elect of the Asia Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH)
• Advisory Board Member of AUN Health Promotion Network
• Chairperson of the Indonesian Public Health Schools Association (IPHSA)
• Advisory Board Member of the Indonesian Public Health Association (IPHA)
• Dean of the Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia (2013-2017, 2017-2019)

Agustin Kusumayati graduated as a Medical Doctor from the Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia in 1986 and received her Master of Science in Community Nutrition from the South East Asia Ministries of Education Organization, Regional Center for Community Nutrition at the Universitas Indonesia in 1994. In 2007 she got her PhD. in Human Science from Osaka University.

She has been working as a lecturer at the Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia since 1987. She belongs to the Environmental Health Departement. In the field of Environmental Health she has special interest in Food Safety. After a couple years of working in the Public Health area, she becomes interested in Reproductive Health matters, especially related to Maternal and Child Health. In 2009-2013 she chaired the Center for Reproductive Health Studies, Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia. Believing that adolescent period plays crucial role for the next period of life, she has special interest in Adolescent Health. For the last 10 years many of her researches are in this area. She was elected and appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Public Universitas Indonesia for two terms (2013-2017, 2017-2019) before being appointed as the Secretary to the University.

Agustin Kusumayati is an active member of the Indonesian Public Health Association. Since 2012 she has involved in developing systems for certification and registration of Public Health Professionals. She is one of the focal persons who develop the Academic Paper for the Development of Public Health Education in Indonesia and Academic Paper for the Development of Public Health Expert National Certification Exam. These 2 documents remark significant development in both Public Health Education and Public Health Profession in Indonesia. In 2013 she was appointed by the Indonesian Public Health Association and Indonesian Public Health Schools Association to chair the National Committee for Public Health Expert National Certification Exam. Under her leadership the committee has succeeded developing the Road Map and Blue Print of the National Certification Exam for Public Health Expert Assistant, building the system for the National Certification Exam, and conducting regular National Certification Exams.

In 2014 to now Agustin Kusumayati is the member of the Indonesian Health Manpower Council, representing the Indonesian Public Health Association. She becomes the focal person responsible for the development and implementation of the registration system for Public Health Expert in Indonesia. In 2016 she was elected as the Chairperson of the Indonesian Public Health Schools Association. She is now in a strategic position to steer the development of Public Health Education in Indonesia as well as to encourage improvement of the capacity and quality of Public Health Schools in Indonesia.
Speaker: Dr Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton has worked with UNICRI since 2012, and is currently Regional Coordinator for South East Asia within the EU Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Risk Mitigation Centres of Excellence Initiative. His work supports partner countries to more effectively prevent, detect and respond to CBRN risks, whether natural, accidental or deliberate in origin. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) specializing in risk governance and biosecurity. He has published extensively on these subjects, and is a regular contributor to international efforts dedicated to combating biological weapons.
Speaker: Dr. Takako Izumi

Takako Izumi is an associate professor at Tohoku University’s International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), working on global frameworks and strategies for disaster risk reduction (DRR). She is concurrently serving as director of the APRU Multi-Hazards (MH) Program that aims at addressing the threat of frequent natural disasters in the Pacific Rim. Before joining Tohoku University, she spent more than15 years working in the fields of DRR, response, recovery, and development with MERCY Malaysia, UN Habitat, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), UN Office of the Recovery Coordinator for Ache and Nias (UNORC), and UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). In 2015, she was appointed to the UNDRR Asia and Pacific Science, Technology, Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG) to support the efforts of governments and stakeholders in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR. She holds Ph.D. in Global Environmental Study from Kyoto University, Japan.
Speaker: Dr Animesh Kumar

Dr Animesh Kumar is the Deputy Chief of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok. In this capacity, he coordinates disaster risk reduction policy, and inter-governmental, multi-stakeholder and UN mechanisms in the region.
Before joining this position Dr Kumar held the same position in the UNDRR Regional Office for Africa, based in Nairobi.
In his previous positions, Dr Kumar worked in other UN entities in Africa and Asia, including on a UN secondment to the Government of Ethiopia as their Policy Advisor on DRR and climate change. Dr Kumar has also led risk assessments and profiling in multiple countries, including a series of food security atlases in India, and serves on various committees including on science and technology, urban and city resilience, business resilience, etc.
Dr Animesh Kumar is a Geographer, and holds an MPhil and PhD in adaptation and sustainability.
Speaker: Robert Eryanto Tumanggor

NBC Staff Officer of Indonesian Army Engineers Corps.
Session IIIDeveloping innovative tools and approaches for disaster preparedness and response (tentative)
Moderator: Dr. Takako Izumi

Takako Izumi is an associate professor at Tohoku University’s International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS), working on global frameworks and strategies for disaster risk reduction (DRR). She is concurrently serving as director of the APRU Multi-Hazards (MH) Program that aims at addressing the threat of frequent natural disasters in the Pacific Rim. Before joining Tohoku University, she spent more than15 years working in the fields of DRR, response, recovery, and development with MERCY Malaysia, UN Habitat, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), UN Office of the Recovery Coordinator for Ache and Nias (UNORC), and UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). In 2015, she was appointed to the UNDRR Asia and Pacific Science, Technology, Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG) to support the efforts of governments and stakeholders in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR. She holds Ph.D. in Global Environmental Study from Kyoto University, Japan.
Speaker: Dr Ranit Chatterjee

Ranit Chatterjee is a researcher at Kyoto University and co-founder of RIKA India, a social entrepreneur startup. His work cuts across government, private sector, and community among others while focusing on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. He is one of the founding members of UINSPIRE Alliance is an IRDR young scientist, and part of IUCN as a CEM member and works towards achieving SFDRR targets as an SEM member for promoting S&T in DRR.
Speaker: Mr Isroil Samihardjo

Isroil Samihardjo has been working for the Indonesian government for 34 years, and most of his services were dealing with disarmament; started as a researcher at the Ministry of Defense in 1985. In 2006 he has been posted as the Head of CBRN Directorate up until 2013 and was appointed as a vice rector at the Indonesian State College for Intelligence Studies or STIN (Sekolah Tinggi Intelijen Negara) in 2013. Currently he is a senior lecturer at STIN and Head of Commission for Government Affairs of Jakarta City Research Council. He got a Master’s degree on defense studies from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2003. He is now a doctorate candidate for human resources management at Universitas Negeri Jakarta.
Speaker: Mr Andrin Raj

Andrin Raj is the Chairperson of the CBRNe-Natech Asian Disaster Risk Initiative (CnADRI) established in 2020 after the 3rd APRU Multi-Hazards campus safety workshop held at Tohoko University, Sendai. He is also the Southeast Asian Regional Director of the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals-Centre for Security Studies based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as well as the Director of the Nordic Counter Terrorism Network, a specialist think tank cum training centre based in Finland.
He has more than 25 years’ career in national security. His responsibilities and experiences include briefing governments and security agencies on non-traditional threats pertaining to CBRNe-Natech. He has been also serving as a lecturer and a visiting and senior fellow for the School of Strategic and Global Studies at University of Indonesia, the Observatory on Security and CBRNe Defence in Italy, and the Maritime Security Centre of Excellence in Turkey. He is a former Asean scholar at the Japan Institute for International Affairs in Tokyo where he researched Japan’s security in the Southeast Asia Region.
Host/ Discussant: Mr Jere Peltonen

Jere Peltonen is currently working for the Finnish Foreign Ministry and Diplomatic Service. He is also the Deputy Head for the Nordic Counter Terrorism Network based in Helsinki, Finland. Jere is experienced and is a certified global risk, resilience and security adviser. His background as instructor, lecturer and speaker on various security and risk management incorporating human behavioural insights. He is also an expert on terrorism and the Recipient of the Finnish Security Award 2018 for promoting and facilitating cross-industry cooperation and the Recipient of the Cross of Merit of the Order of the White Rose of Finland for professional activities.