AIT’s Dr. Indrajit Pal and Dr. Sangam Shrestha has co-edited a book titled “Interdisciplinary Approach for Disaster Resilience and Sustainability”. The 28-chapter book (535 pages), published by Springer served as a reference book for researchers, academia, students, disaster managers, and policy makers from natural science, social science, engineering, and multidisciplinary backgrounds.(more…)
A special seminar titled “Disaster Recovery and Internal Displacement: Lessons from post-Typhoon Haiya in Tacloban, Philippines” was delivered by Mr. Michael Boyland, Research Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute, was held on 24 September 2019.(more…)
Topic: Coastal Tourism Governance And Impact On Local Community: The Case Of Cha Am, Gulf Of Thailand
Presenter: Ms. Sussaangana Unhasuta (Ph.D. candidate, UEM)
Moderator: Mr. Mazhar Ali (Ph.D. candidate, DPMM)
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Time: 15:00 – 16:00 hrs
As a monthly event, The Department of Development and Sustainability organised a PhD colloquium for PhD students on 28 August 2019. The main objectives of the event are to exchange research ideas and to build the network between the PhD students.(more…)
5 AIT students attend the International Summer School on “Geo-informatics Serves the Belt and Road” between August 18 – 24, 2019.
Five AIT students participated in Summer school on “Geo-informatics Serves the Belt and Road” organized by the School of Geoscience and Info-Physics of the Central South University of China. Participating students were Nattapon Trumikaborworn (DPMM/DDS), Ranadheer Mandadi, Hasan Reaz Kallol (DPMM/DDS), Afsana Shahid, and Gautam Dadhich.(more…)
Children across the world have realised it’s now or never.
As youth worldwide skip schools today in protest to demand action on climate change, a group of girls in the flood-prone Indian state of Assam has approached politicians to include concerns such as flood-resilient infrastructure in election manifestos for the 2019 general elections.
Over 500 children of the age group 14 to 19 years were consulted to work out a‘Children’s Agenda’ focusing on health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene and education and protection of children.(more…)
News source: https://www.ait.ac.th/2019/01/ait-partners-two-uk-research-innovation-global-research-hubs/ The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is partnering in two global research hubs funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). These interdisciplinary hubs will work across 85 countries together with governments, international agencies, the private sector, and NGOs with the aim of developing creative and sustainable solutions Read more…
Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development: Integrating Higher Education Institutions achieving SFDRR and SDG
The International Symposium Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development Integrating Higher Education Institutions achieving SFDRR and SDG Thematic Areas: – Disaster Risk, Education and Communication – Sustainable Development and Resilience – Disaster Risk Science and Engineering – Trending Technologies in Natural Disaster Risk Reduction – Disaster Data Science and Management Read more…
Internship Topic: Dynamic flood risk forecasting in Ba province in the Republic of the Fiji Islands
At the completion of my DPMM Professional Masters coursework, I was attached with the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) at their regional office at AIT for my required internship.
I considered myself fortunate for I got to do a hands-on experience on multi-hazard early warning systems that have been applied and managed in Africa and Asia. As part of my project, I worked on dynamic flood risk forecasting in Ba province in the Republic of the Fiji Islands. It was a great learning experience as I got to realize the how flood risk forecasting using past rainfall data can prevent disastrous flood impacts and minimize losses.
Internship Topic: Development of Flood Forecast using SMART system:
A case study of Lomaiviti Province
The internship with RIMES from June – July has given experiences and deepen my understanding of their roles within the Asian Region. The Hands-on experience specifically in the collection of data and development of Early warning through SMART system has given me work experience especially in the field of disaster management in the country. Our country has limited human resources personnel to develop such system and this collaboration has assisted in the completion of 2 piloted provinces.
Curriculum Structure Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management Thesis Option Research Study Option – Total number of required credits 6 6 – Total number of elective credits 20 32 – Total number of course works 26 38 – Total number of thesis/research – Total number of credits 22 48 10 48 Read more…