Representatives from SAPPD attended an event that is the CABARET Project (Capacity Building in Asia for Resilience Education) – 3rd Steering Committee Meeting. the CABARET project aims to build capacity for international and regional cooperation between the Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in Asia (region 6) and Europe, and among others, to improve multi-hazard early warning (MHEW) and increase disaster resilience among coastal communities. This event was held on 03rd -10th March 2018, Kandy, Sri Lanka that is hosted by the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. This Program funded by EU funded CABARET Project led by University of Huddersfield. This activity is a follow-up meeting in Colombo and Santander in 2017. Other partners of this program come from UK, Malta, Bulgaria, Spain, Latvia, Indonesia (Andalas University), Philippines, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Myanmar.
At this event, ITB team leader, Dr. Harkunti Pertiwi Rahayu have been ask to deliver a keynote speech about “From Science to Tsunami Warning Policy Improvement: Experience of Padang City Indonesia”, base on the her experience and the team during PEER Science Cycle 3. Other CABARET ITB team members who participated in this event were Prof. Benedictus Kombaitan, Dr. Hamzah Latief, In In Wahdiny, M.T. Dewi Nurhasanah, S.T., Deri Syaeful Rohman, S. Pd, and Qurrata Aini, S.T.
In this Cabaret program the ITB Team is part on work package I and VIII who involved in identify the baseline capacity and detail gaps that hinder regional integration and cooperation, and prevent joint initiatives and sharing of good practice among HEIs in Asian and Europe. The result is in the form of national and regional report on multi-hazard early warning (MHEW) and increase disaster resilience among coastal communities.