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Asian University Network of Environment and

Disaster Risk Management (AUEDM)

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Why Network of Asian Universities?

-          Asia is vulnerable to different types of disasters which has been more prominent in recent days due to the potential impacts of climate change

-          Asian Universities, possessing a distinct combination of local and global knowledge base, are uniquely placed to address the local and regional issues on environment and disaster management

-          HFA (Hyogo Framework For Action: 2005-2015) identified knowledge management and education as one of the five priority activities

-          The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 generated significant interest among academic institutions in affected and non-affected countries to focus on disaster reduction

-          Involving local academic institutions is the sustainable way to introduce/mainstream risk reduction in the education process


Thus, there has been:

-          Increasing demand for young professionals in the field of environment and disaster management

-          A need to share experiences and learn from one another’s experiences

-          A need to establish a network or platform to initiate collective learning

 Objectives of the Network:

-          To share and work together (bilaterally or multilaterally) in promoting environment and disaster management in higher education (focusing on, but not restricted to, post-graduate education)

-          To seek possibilities of mutual collaboration on field-based action research (focusing on, but not restricted to, climate change adaptation)

-          To broaden the scope of education and learning in the environment and disaster management field through collaboration with other stakeholders like NGOs and local governments

 Characteristic Features

-          Multi-disciplinary approach

-          Field-based action research

-          Linking academic research to field practice



For further details, please contact:

AUEDM Secretariat
Rajib Shaw, Associate Professor

International Environment and Disaster Management
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies


Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, JAPAN
E-mail: auedm.net@gmail.com

Web:    http://www.iedm.ges.kyoto-u.ac.jp/


* Patuakhali Science and
Technology University,

* Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

* Kathmandu University, Nepal

* BRAC University, Bangladesh

*    Beijing Normal University, China

*   University of Madras, India

*   Institute of Technology Bandung, Indonesia

*      Kyoto University, Japan

*      National University of Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia

 *     Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India

*   Tribhuvan University, Nepal

*   University of Peshawar, Pakistan

*      University of Philippines Los Baños, Philippines

*   University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

*      Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

*    Hanoi Architectural University (HAU), Vietnam

*  National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

*  Danang University of Technology, Vietnam

*  University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

*  Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

*  Hue College of Economics, Vietnam

 Observers/ Advisors

*      ADRRN

*      Myanmar Engineering Society

*      GIZ Pakistan

*      SEEDS

*      United Nations University

*  Church World Service

*  Mercy Malaysia