International Workshop on Disaster Management begins at DU

A three-day long workshop on “Towards Disaster Resilience: Deeper Understanding of Natural Hazards (UND)” has begun today November 25, 2019 at CARS auditorium of Dhaka University (DU). Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated it as the chief guest.  The Department of Disaster Science & Management of DU organized this workshop.

Local Coordinator of the workshop and Dean of the Faculty of Earth & Environmental Sciences of DU Prof. Dr. ASM Maksud Kamal presided over the inaugural function while Prof. Dr. Tso Ren Wu of National Central University, Taiwan and Prof. Dr. Simon C. Lin of Academia Sinica of Taiwan addressed it. Assistant Prof. of the Department of Disaster Science & Management Md. Marufur Rahman conducted the inaugural session.  

Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman urged the political and academic leaders of Asia to work together to reduce risk of all sorts of natural disasters. Bangladesh is always suffered by different types of disasters including flood, drought, cyclone, river erosion and salinity, he mentioned. Cyclones and floods caused massive damages in our country, he added. Bangladesh is highly vulnerable to natural hazards due to its geographical location, he also mentioned. Some others Asian countries also suffer from the same hazard, he pointed out. The VC stressed the need for undertaking joint collaborative research on disaster management among the academic institutions of Asia to resolve these burning problems.

It may be mentioned that academicians and researchers from the eight countries of Asia including Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia and Taiwan are participating in the workshop.  

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(Md. Rafiqul Islam)

Deputy Director

Public Relations Office

University of Dhaka

 

A three-day long workshop on “Towards Disaster Resilience: Deeper Understanding of Natural Hazards (UND)” has begun today November 25, 2019 at CARS auditorium of Dhaka University (DU). Dhaka University Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman inaugurated it as the chief guest. The Department of Disaster Science & Management of DU organized this workshop.

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