APRU 2024 Multi-Hazards Workshop

In February 2023, the APRU 2023 Multi-Hazards Workshop, themed “Localizing Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies in Asia and the Pacific” was hosted by the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa with support from the APRU Multi-Hazards program. It had four critical focuses—emergency response, all-hazards approach, early warning and inclusive disaster risk reduction (DRR)—which urgently require further efforts for localization.

To continue such an important discussion in the region, the workshop in 2024 will focus on the All-Hazards Approach, Risk Assessment, Early Warning and Science and Technology in DRR. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 required a broader scope of environmental, technological, and biological hazards and a more people-centered, all-hazards, and multi-sectoral approach to disaster risk reduction. Nevertheless, the all-hazards policy has not yet been fully adopted.

This workshop invites about 20 experts and practitioners on DRR from the region and discusses how we should transform the current disaster risk management into all-hazards risk management based on the all-hazards risk assessment and early warning system. 

Dates: March 14 – 16, 2024
Location: IRIDeS, Tohoku University

*This workshop is by invitation only. 

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APRU Multi-Hazards Program & IRIDeS at Tohoku University

APRU and the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University launched the APRU-IRIDeS Multi-Hazards (MH) Program in April 2013 to mark the second anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The MH program builds upon the strengths of APRU Multi-Hazards Symposia over the past decade in countries spanning the Pacify Ring of Fire. IRIDeS provides secretariat services and overall program coordination as the regional program hub to the MH Program.