Role of higher education institutions toward effective multi-hazard early warnings in Asia

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Coastal hazards make significant impacts on lives and economies across the world. Asia reported the highest number of coastal hazards during recent decades. Among many initiatives introduced to minimize devastating impacts of coastal hazards, multi-hazard early warning (MHEW) has been identified as an effective way of dealing with coastal and other hazards. However, existing early warnings in Asia face many challenges hindering their effectiveness. In addressing these challenges, higher education institutions (HEIs) were identified as important agents who can contribute to establish effective MHEW. The study identified 16 enablers of effective MHEW based on the literature. While integrating HEIs, regional cooperation has also been identified as an important enabler in developing effective MHEW. Hence, this study highlights the role of HEIs in developing MHEW along with the strategy that integrates HEIs toward effective MHEW through strong regional cooperation in Asia, based on a literature survey.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStrengthening Disaster Risk Governance to Manage Disaster Risk
EditorsJose Mendes, Gretchen Kalonji, Rohit Jigyasu, Alice Chang-Richards
Place of PublicationNetherlands
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780128187517
ISBN (Print)9780128187500
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2021


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