UNESCO is working together with APAN DMWG (Asia Pacific Advance Network – Disaster Mitigation Working Group) for the Masterclass Session at APAN 44th by sharing case studies and promote collaborations through networked open platform in broader types of disasters and geographical coverage in Asia Pacific. Case studies, numerical simulations, simulation facilities, and practices from UNESCO, Disaster Mitigation Competence Centre of EGI-Engage Project and other regional projects will be presented at the Masterclass. APAN DMWG likes to promote more APAN partners to bring use cases, local user communities and requirements. Team building or consultation will be supported from the scientific groups or technology groups coordinated by the Working Group or UNESCO and other sources. Collaboration model, directions and long-term plan will be also bring forward for discussion in the panel session. We also hope the Masterclass is the leading event of a series of Masterclass in the future at APAN meetings

Speakers & Resource Person Participated in APAN 44th, Dalian – China
Mamoru Miyamoto-200px

“Implementation of a new strategy to reduce flood risk in Asia and the Pacific”
Dr Mamoru Miyamoto
International Centre for Water Hazard And Risk Management under the auspices of UNESCO (ICHARM), Japan
[ Speakers Biography ]
Dr Sima Katiraie photo

Development of grid-based precipitation portal for drought studies
Dr. Sima Katiraiee
Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran
[ Speakers Biography ]
Mr. Ardito Kodijat photo

“IOC-UNESCO role in Global Coordination of Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System (TEWMS) and the Achievement of the Indian Ocean TEWMS”
Mr. Ardito Kodijat (remote presentation)
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO Jakarta (IOC-UNESCO), Indonesia
[ Speakers Biography ]
Mr. Umair Rabbani photo“Combined remote sensing and modelling approach for flood response and management in Pakistan”
Mr. Umair Rabbani
UNESCO Islamabad, Pakistan


[ Speakers Biography ]
Habib Ullah BODLA

“New Initiatives taken for Flood Reduction and management after Super flood of 2014 in River Chenab”
Mr. Habib Ullah BODLA
Programme Monitoring and Implementation Unit (PMIU) at Punjab Irrigation Department, Pakistan


[ Speakers Biography ]
Fang Chen Photo

“Protecting Natural and Cultural Heritage from Climate change”
Professor Fang Chen
Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Science, China
[ Speakers Biography ]
 Veerachai Tanpipat Photo

“Hydroinformatics for Water Management in Thailand” and “Wildland Fire, Smoke and Haze Control in Thailand”
Prof Veerachai Tanpipat
Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute, Ministry of Science and Technology, Thailand


[ Speakers Biography ]
Prof Shahbaz Khan Photos
“Chair for Session : UNESCO Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives”
Prof Shahbaz Khan
Director UNESCO Office Jakarta
Ai Sugiura Photos

“Chair for Session : Water-disaster Related Initiatives in UNESCO – IFI and IDI”
Dr. Ai Sugiura
Programme Specialist Science Policy & Capacity Building – UNESCO Office Jakarta

“Chair for Session : Introduction and Case Studies on Storm Surge, Typhoon, Flood”
Dr. Eric Yen
Asia Pacific Advance Network (APAN) – Disaster Mitigation Working Group

Schedule for the MasterClass Session on APAN 44th :

 Date Schedule Session Speakers and Presentation
30 August
09.00 – 10.30
Session 1 : Introduction by APAN DMWG and UNESCO
– Introduction (Eric Yen) [Download]
– Disaster Risk Reduction in UNESCO (Ai Sugiura) [download]
– Why the Deeper Understanding Is Important to Disaster Mitigation (Simon Lin) [download]
11:00 – 12:30
Session 2 : Numerical Simulation and Sciences of Natural Hazards
– The Recent Development of Tsunami Modeling and Early Warning (Prof. Tso-Ren Wu – National Central University) [download 1| Download 2] [download 3]
– Current Status of Disaster Mitigation Collaboration (Eric Yen) [download]
13:30 – 15:00
Session 3 : Water-disaster Related Initiatives in UNESCO – IFI and IDI
– International Flood Initiative (Dr. Mamoru Miyamoto) [Download]
– Development of Grid-Based Precipitation Portal for Drought Study (Dr. Sima Katiraie – Islamic Azad University, Iran) [Download]
– IOC-UNESCO role in Global Coordination of Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System (TEWMS) (Mr. Ardito Kodijat) [download]
– Hydroinformatics for Water Management in Thailand (Dr. Veerachai Tanpipat) [download]
15:30 – 17:00
Session 4 : UNESCO Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives
– Combined Remote Sensing and Modeling Approach for Flood Response and Management in Pakistan (Dr. Umair Rabbani – UNESCO Islamabad) [download]
– New Initiatives taken for Flood Reduction and management after Super flood of 2014 in River Chenab (Habib Ullah Bodla – Punjab Irrigation Department, Pakistan) [download]
– VISUS methodology – Visual Inspection for defining the Safety Upgrading Strategies for school safety (Mr. Ardito Kodijat – UNESCO Jakarta) [download]
– Protecting Natural and Cultural Heritage from Climate Change (Prof. Fang Chen) [download]
Session 5 : Training on simulation services or more case studies
– Demonstration of Tsunami and Storm Surge Modeling (Dr. Yu-Lin Tsai – National Central University, Taiwan) [download]
31 August
09:00 – 10:30
Session 6 : Case Studies on Storm, Surge, Typhoon, Flood
– Development of Storm Surge Fast-Calculation Model and Case Study of Typhoon Haiyan (Dr. Yu-Lin Tsai – National Central University, Taiwan) [download]
– Quality Control On Observations from ASTI-Developed Weather Stations (Mr. Jay Samuel Combinido – ASTI, Philippine) [download]
– Numerical Simulations of December 2014 Heavy Rainfall Event in East Coasts of Peninsular Malaysia Using WRF Model (Presented on behalf by Suhaimi Napis) [download]
11:00 – 12:30
Session 7 : Case Studies on Tsunami, Long-distance dust transportation
– Indonesia Forest Fire Case Study (Dr. Basuki Suhardiman) [download]
– Wildland Fire, Smoke and Haze Control in Thailand (Dr. Veerachai Tanpipat – HAII) [download]
– Disasters and Mitigation Approaches in Urban Areas-Case Study of Vietnam (Prof. Tran Vu Pham – Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology) [download]
13:30 – 15:00
 Session 8 : Panel Discussion
– Panel Discussion & Closing [download]