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ESSU to host anew int’l confab on disaster management

Eastern Samar State University. (Alren Beronio / Este News)

BORONGAN CITY, September 4, 2017–The Eastern Samar State University will again host the International Conference on Integrative Disaster Risk Reduction Management.

This will be the fourth conference since it was launched four years ago. It will be held on September 4-6, at the main campus.

The conference aims to help answer issues regarding safety and security during strong typhoons and other natural calamities that affect the province.

They saw the need to talk about these after the destruction brought about by super typhoon Yolanda.

The theme for this year’s conference is “Managing our Future by Managing Disasters”.

It will focus on “innovative ideas aimed at addressing change and complexity associated with resolving man-made and natural calamities”.

During the conference, research driven programs will be presented. These papers will focus on four thematic areas namely: risk assessment, risk management, disaster response and sustainable development.

Dr. Emilia Baquilod, VP for academic Affairs said that these studies will tackle important issues such as how to lessen the dangers and destruction caused by calamities on the environment, health, economy and other harmful effects to the community.

For this year, there will also be presentations on “man made disasters”–their impact to the people, and how to manage this kind of disaster.

Dr. Mel Capistrano, a Disaster Management expert from the ASEAN Disaster Preparedness Center in Bangkok will be the keynote speaker.

The Commission on Higher Education has endorsed the conference to educators and researchers from government and private educational institutions.

Aside from the conference, they will also get the chance to visit towns affected by Yolanda, and some eco-tourism sites in the province. (Eden Cidr/Este News)

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