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The 12th AASSA Regional Workshop - 8-9 December 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia
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The 12th AASSA Regional Workshop on

“SHER (Science, Health, Environment & Risk) Communication: Role of S&T Communication in Disaster Management & Community Preparedness”

 

8-9 December 2015

Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Jointly Organized by

The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA)

The Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI)

The Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)

 

Supported by

The InterAcademy Partership (IAP)

The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT)

 

The AASSA Regional Workshop on “SHER (Science, Health, Environment & Risk) Communication: Role of S&T Communication in Disaster Management & Community Preparedness” was held at the Main Commission Room of BPPT Building II, Jakarta, Indonesia from December 8th to 9th, 2015. The workshop was jointly organized by the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI), the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), the Agency for Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) and the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA), and supported by the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP).

 

In total, 17 international and approximately 33 Indonesian participants attended the event from various organizations and universities. 22 papers were presented, of which eight were from Indonesia and fourteen were from international speakers from 12 countries: Australia, China, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and USA.

 

The workshop’s main topic is “SHER Communication: Role of S&T Communication in Disaster Management and Community Preparedness.” The workshop should allow participants to consider how they can work together to solve problems of disasters, to find what approaches they should take, and to explore the better future. By using scientific approaches we help to create a better society. This would be a milestone in developing and enlarging the capacity to nurture and develop the regional network of effective SHER communication.

 

The topic is related to the evidence in Asia, where natural and man-made disasters are so rampant. Natural disasters such as volcano eruptions and earthquakes are common, for example in Nepal, China, and Indonesia. Man-made disasters are devastating as seen in the Japanese radiation leak, Malaysian airplane, Korean ferry accidents, the world’s MERS or Ebola epidemic outbreak, and wars in Arab countries. SHER Communication is therefore, indispensable to prevent and treat those disasters, as well as for disaster management and community preparedness. Thus, the Workshop handled the following:

 

Three Sub-themes:

 

1) SHER Communication for Disaster Management

2) SHER Communication for Community Preparedness

3) ICT Applications for Disaster Prevention and Treatment

 

The Workshop program and report are given in attachments.

 

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AASSA, The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia
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