Universitas Indonesia: Call for Abstracts 16th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium 2021

Universitas Indonesia would like to formally invite you to join the Call for Abstract for the 16th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium 2021 hosted by Universitas Indonesia (UI) specifically Disaster Risk Reduction Center (DRRC) UI as the main host and International Office UI as the co-host. This program will be held virtually in collaboration with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU).


About APRU Multi-Hazards

40% of the world’s natural disaster events and 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur in the Asia Pacific. In a region of inevitable disaster, improving the coordination and sharing of knowledge across borders is essential to deliver effective disaster reduction and recovery measures.

As one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world, frequent natural hazards – from tsunamis to floods to volcanic eruptions- threaten the lives and livelihoods of millions of people around the Pacific Rim and result in catastrophic destruction and damage.

The losses and impacts that characterize disasters have much to do with the exposure and vulnerability of people and places as they do with the severity of the hazard event. While natural hazards cannot be eliminated by sharing best practice., knowledge and research, we can better understand risk and minimize the threat to human life.

Over the past decade, the Multi-Hazards Hub hosted by Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan has worked to harness the collective capabilities of APRU universities for cutting-edge research on the shared threat of natural hazards facing the region.

APRU collaborates with its members and partners to understand how academics, policy leaders, government, and communities, can work together to facilitate disaster risk reduction and recovery. Whether it is enhancing the reach of the Sendai Framework or sharing expertise to mitigate the danger in countries must vulnerable to disaster risks, together we can build a more resilient Asia Pacific.


  1. To provide a platform for APRU members, partners, academics, policy leaders, government, and communities to work together to facilitate disaster risk reduction and recovery.
  2. To share an expertise in mitigate the danger in countries most vulnerable to disaster risks, and can build a more resilient in countries, especially in Asia Pacific.
  3. To address the challenges and the opportunities of disaster risk reduction
  4. To raise awareness about the current and future issue related to disaster risk reduction.


“Building Partnerships for Sustainable Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for All Hazard”


  1. Engineering and Infrastructures in Disaster
  2. Na-Tech (Natural-Technological Hazards)
  3. Pandemics and Public Health Issues
  4. Disaster Mitigation: Policies, Practices and Alternatives
  5. Emergency and Crisis Management
  6. Business Continuity Management and Disaster Insurance
  7. Social Science Perspective in Disaster
  8. Statistical and Modelling Tools for Disaster Management
  9. Community Empowerment for DRR
  10. Media and communication


Participants consist of International academics, researchers, students, government officials, professional association, non-government organizations.


  • Call for Abstract: March – May 2021 (submit your abstract at bit.ly/SubmitAPRU)
  • Abstract Acceptance Notification: June 2021
  • Full Paper Submission*: October 2021
  • APRU MULTI-HAZARDS SYMPOSIUM 2021: November 24-25, 2021


Full paper can be submitted in International Journal of Technology Universitas Indonesia or National Public Health Journal Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia


The Symposium will be conducted through virtual ZOOM

For more information regarding the program, please do not hesitate to contact us through email: drrc@ui.ac.id or drrcui@gmail.com.