“Natural disaster management is the main responsibility of the state and all of us to immediately carry out disaster risk management. As stated by WHO that the preparation of disaster management is very important to do, “said Dean Professor Ova Emilia on Monday (9/9) when opening the 2018 Summer Course on “Gender and Vulnerability in Disaster Risk Reduction Support”. This course can improve students capacity and competence within interdisciplinary field of disaster management. “I believe that all of 30 students participants who came from Japan; Taiwan; Yunani and also Indonesia will be the next generation of disaster management teams. Welcome to the whole series of activities, ” remarked Prof. Ova Emilia.
This a-two week course is organized by FK-KMK UGM in collaboration with Kobe University, Japan. “Through a multidisciplinary approach, it is expected that all participants will be able to learn comprehensively in conducting disaster management. To deepen participants’ knowledge, this activity does not only take place in class. Participants will also join in several field trips to the beaches of Kwaru-Bantul and to mount Merapi, “explained the committee chairman, Mellyza Perdana S.Kep., Ns., MS. (Wiwin/IRO_interpreted by \sari)