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Bandung Disaster Mini Symposium


Bandung, 23 April 2019
Host: Padjajaran University Dipati Ukur Bandung


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As a growing metropolitan city, Bandung is prone to various hazards, especially earthquake and floods. The tectonic fault located north of Bandung City, has left Bandung exposed by earthquakes. A particular highlight is the Lembang Fault, which could unleash destructive earthquake, with the magnitude can be 6.8 to 7. Meanwhile, another threat is from flooding that often occurs during heavy rains. For example, flooding which occurred at the end of October on Streets of Pasteur and Pagarsih of Bandung City. Floods have very often occurred in Kecamatan Baleendah, Dayeuhkolot, and Bojongsoang. In addition, the potential of volcanic eruption of the Tangkuban Parahu, landslides, and fires also need to be considered. Such disasters can cause major impacts towards social and economic conditions. It can also lead to casualties and economic losses.

As a prominent think-tank which one of its main research cluster is focused on Disaster and Climate Resilience (DCR), Resilience Development Initiative (RDI) presents: Bandung Disaster Mini Symposium. This is a good opportunity to exchange ideas, perspective, and possible solutions on the topic of disaster management in Bandung.

Prominent speakers in Bandung Disaster Mini Symposium include:

  • Dr. Gavin Sullivan (Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations - Coventry University).
    Dr. Gavin Sullivan has been working in the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University since the research center restructured in 2017. Before, he joined the Centre for Research in Psychology, Behavior and Achievement (Coventry University) and led the research group focusing on identity and resilience in communities and organizations.

  • Dr. Chas Morison (Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations - Coventry University).
    Dr. Chas Morison is a research fellow in Reconstruction, Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations - Coventry University. He has been doing research with specialization in conflict and disaster, especially in reconstruction and humanitarian response. Before joining Coventry University, he worked for humanitarian NGOs for several years, based in East Africa and South Asia.

  • Dr. Saut Sagala (Community Resilience, Urban Planning – Bandung Institute Technology).
    Dr. Saut Sagala is a senior research fellow at Resilience Development Initiative. He is also a researcher & lecturer at Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) and has been a professional consultant on interdisciplinary studies including disaster management, migration, climate change, environmental issues, tourism, social network, policy monitoring and evaluation for a large number of international & national clients for the last 16 years.

  • Dr. Dicky Muslim (Padjajaran University).
    Dr. Dicky is a lecturer at Faculty of Geological Engineering, Padjajaran Univeristy since 1993. In 2016-2018, he became the Head of Department of Applied Geology in the same university he is working for. His expertise are related to disaster management (especially earthquake, landslide, soil stabilization, liquefaction, etc.) and climate change adaptation.

Time and Palace:
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 at 08.30-13.00
Padjajaran University, Dipati Ukur, Bandung, Indonesia

Contact Person:
Are you excited to expand your knowledge from these impressive list of speakers and each of their topics? If you're interested, do not hesitate to contact and register to:
CP: Ichsan Hafiz Loeksmanto
E-mail: Ichsan.hafiz@rdi.or.id
Mobile/Whatsapp: +62 823 2085 2965