Risk and Disaster Management Program Held Hybrid Emergency Management Workshop 2022 with Public Lectures

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During 20-22 April 2022, the Risk and Disaster Management Program (RDM), Graduate School, Chulalongkorn University; in cooperation with SATREPS DREAM (Area-BCM) Project, Disaster and Risk Management Information Systems Research Unit (DRMIS), and Faculty of Engineering, organized a Hybrid Emergency Management Workshop 2022 by onsite at DRMIS laboratory and online via Zoom Meeting platform.  The workshop consisted of a serie of free public lectures in English from notable experts, including professors from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan), Asian Disaster Reduction Center (Japan), and Keio University (Japan). Participants gained knowledge in the field of business continuity management, a process to help companies maintain normal business operations with minimal disruption before, during, or after a disaster.  In total, 35 participants joined the three-day workshop, and there were 11 participants on-site.


Emergency Management Workshop

Day 1 of the workshop commenced with several lectures for the public, with introductory remarks at the public event by Asst. Prof. Natt Leelawat, D.Eng. (Director of the Risk and Disaster Management Program, Graduate School, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand) and Prof. Kenji Watanabe, Ph.D. (Professor of Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan). The workshop started with the topic “Introduction of Business Continuity Management (BCM)” lectured by Prof. Kenji Watanabe, Ph.D. Followed by the public online lectures about “Introduction of Area-BCM” from Asst. Prof. Natt Leelawat, D.Eng., “Lesson Learned from Area-BCM in Thailand: What are successes and obstacles?” by Ms. Kunruthai Meechang (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan) then ended with a talk on “Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis” from Dr. Takahiro Ono (Asian Disaster Reduction Center, Japan). The moderator for today’s event was Ms. Kunruthai Meechang.

After the public lectures, it transitioned into workshop activities for on-site participants including students from Risk and Disaster Management Program. The activity began with a short talk about “Emergency Management and BCP”. Then the group work session started off with discussions and presentations on the topic “BCP Framework”, followed by “BIA: Prioritized Activities/Impact Level Comparison Chart”, and BIA: Recovery Time Objective (RTO)/ Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPD).” During the session, participants were asked to discuss and fill in worksheets together in their group and then presented their work. At the end of the first day, the session included group discussions on “Customer Value Chain Analysis (CVCA).” The event today was facilitated by Assoc. Prof. Akira Kodaka, Ph.D. (Keio University, Japan).

Day 2 of the workshop, the day began with the public online lecture on the topic “Limitation of Individual BCMs and Needs for PPP–Based BCM with Cases” by Prof. Kenji Watanabe, Ph.D. Followed by the topic “Introduction of Stakeholders and Interdependency Analysis of Area-BCM” from Assoc. Prof. Akira Kodaka, Ph.D.. After that, on-site participants were working on other worksheets together in their group about “BIA: Resources, Necessary Resources for Prioritized Activities.” Next, they continued the group working activity focused on the topic “Risk Impact and Likelihood Comparison Chart”, and “Resource Damage Estimate Sheet”. In the end, on-site participants were asked to discuss and present their work on the worksheet “Protection and Mitigation Measures for Key Resources”, “Strategies and Solutions for Key Resources and PAs”, and “Timeline Coordination Interoperability.” The event today was facilitated by Assoc. Prof. Akira Kodaka, Ph.D. and moderated by Ms. Kunruthai.

Day 3 of the workshop, started with a public online lecture about “Digital Transformation of Higher Education for International Industry-Academia Collaboration” given by Prof. Masahiro Inoue, Ph.D. (Keio University, Japan). After that, on-site participants played board games about surviving from Tsunami evacuation. The moderated today was Assoc. Prof. Akira Kodaka, Ph.D. Then it finished off with an online quiz for the students. Finally, the workshop was closed by Asst. Prof. Natt Leelawat, D.Eng.

Emergency Management Workshop


The Emergency Management Workshop was one of the most successful academic activities conducted this year, with significant collaboration and contributions from numerous experts and organizations.  The workshop was also an example of the hybrid academic activity that supports three Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, Goal 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, and Goal 13 Climate Action.

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