Monday, 11 December 2023
EVENT TITLE: DISASTER RESILIENCE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (DRSD) 2023: SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH DEVELOPMENT, ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE CENTER, THAILAND
Figure 1. Group Photo OF THE DRSD 2023 participants with the AIT President
To achieve the strategic plan objectives of PLANADES over the next five years, including the development of local expertise through the empowerment of PLANADES and achieving diversification of its services, we aim to collaborate with local and international partners, academic institutions, and engage in research and development activities such as scientific organizations and research publications. In light of this, the PLANADES board, during its meeting on October 26, 2023, has resolved to present our research findings and establish a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) with the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. PLANADES participated in the 3rd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development (DRSD 2023), from December 7 to 8, 2023 as an Institutional Partner. The Asian Institute of Technology hosted the Symposium, bringing together experts, practitioners, policymakers, and students from the Asia Pacific region and beyond. The event aimed to foster a discussion on enhancing development practices to mitigate long-term complex risks and promote sustainable equity. DRSD 2023, with its diverse thematic areas, is well-positioned to delve into the intricate challenges society faces and foster collaboration for effective solutions. The symposium took place in person, drawing eleven participants to fulfill PLANADES Objectives and adhere to their duties as an institutional partner. Additionally, PLANADES Board Members and associates presented nine research papers during the symposium as stated in the table below:
Presenter’s name and Email addresses
Developing a Systematic Framework for a Climate-Resilient Early Warning System for Heat Stress Utilizing Heat Stress Sensors through Information Technology
Dr. Engr. Tabassam Raza
Evaluating the Efficacy of Sustainable Transportation Policies in Mitigating Climate Change in Metro Manila, Philippines: The Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program
EnP. Hannah Barbara Gonzalez
Identifying Obstacles to the Optimal Utilization of Early Warning Systems for Flood Management in Metro Manila: Advancing SDGs 11 and 13.
Dr. Krishna Buenaventura
Incorporating Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in Local Development Planning: A Review and Implications for SDGs - A Case Study of Quezon City, Philippines
EnP. Jade S. Agapinan
Evaluating Sustainable Surface Water Availability in Lahore City: Factors of Extreme event or Climate Change and Transboundary Diversions Taken into Account
EnP. Carmelita R. E. U. Liwag
Watershed Modeling with Statistical Downscaling of Climate Scenarios: A Case Study of Lahore City Using CMhyd
Dr. Shaker Mayo
Charting Sustainable Renewable Energy Policy and Technologies for Climate Resilience and Sustainability in Karachi, Pakistan's Urban Landscape
EnP. Kristine F. Aspiras
Land Readjustment Approach as an Urban Development tool for Disaster Resilience: A Study of Japan's Experience and its Applicability in the Philippines
EnP. Arlene D.R. Santiago
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Figure 2. PLANADES and UP SURP Participants after presenting their respective researches, Photo on the left, standing 5th from the left Enp. Carmelita R. E. U. Liwag and 13 from the left Dr. Krishna Buenaventura. Photo on the right, standing 4th from the right are EnP. Kristine F. Aspiras, 6th Enp. Arlene D.R. Santiago, 7th Dean Dina Magnaye, and 8th Enp. Jade S. Agapinan with other DRSD 2023 participants.
Dr. Engr. Tabassam Raza Executive Director PLANADES was also invited as one of the Panel Member for Panel Discussion 3: Enhancing Collaboration and Cooperation among Global South Countries: Opportunities and Challenges for Risk and Resilience Research which will take place on Friday, 8 December at 09:30 AM BKK time in the AIT Conference Center.
Figure 3. From the left sitting Chair, Dr. Subir Sen, Panelists, Prof. Tabassam Raza, Prof Sudip Mitra, Mr. Takeshi, and Dr. Fa Likitswat
Figure 4. Photo on the left, standing from the left Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed, Prof. Rajib Shaw, Dr. Subir Sen, Prof. Tabassam Raza, Prof. Sudip Mitra, Mr. Takeshi, Dr. Fa Likitswat, Prof. Gretchen Kalonji, and Dr. Indrajit Pal. Photo on the right, Dr. Ganapathy Pattukandan, Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed, Prof. Tabassam Raza, Prof. Rajib Shaw and Dr. Tapas Pal at the extreme right.