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Project • CBA2014-13NSY-PARR

Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) Fellowship Program

Proactive approaches are needed to build more resilient and adaptive development pathways that enable integrated and strategic understanding and management of the increasing complexities arising from these challenges. New knowledge and skills must fill critical gaps that persist in the region, even given the multitude of successes of existing efforts and organizations. In addition, emerging leaders who ask questions of the status quo, think “outside the box” in addressing national, regional and global challenges, and inspire others to do the same must be nurtured. The Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) Fellowship Program offers unique research, training and educational opportunities to Asian researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to enhance their capabilities for advancing and applying knowledge on critical issues of GEC and human-environment security in the Asia-Pacific. “PARR Research Fellows” are matched with a mentor at a Host Institution where they carry out individually designed risk reduction projects while also strengthening communication skills, thus equipping them to produce, communicate and apply science that is relevant and usable across the science-policy-practice interface. “PARR Practice-Policy Fellows” are provided with a mixed experience of intensive training, interactions with a Policy Partner, and implementation of a risk reduction project that is integrated into the their everyday work. All PARR participants and their institutions are involved in periodic integrative activities that promote additional skill-building and the development a cohesive network of people capable of confronting the challenges of GEC and human-environment security through risk management. The PARR program will provide Fellowships for scientific capacity development on the topic of urban disaster risk and vulnerability under global environmental change.

Project publications

Peer-reviewed publication • 2019

Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Integration into Peri-Urban Development Planning: A Case Study of Bandung Metropolitan Area, Indonesia

Report • 2019

Project Final Report: CBA2008-06NSY-Fuchs

Brief • 2019

Advancing Knowledge for Action on Global Environmental Change: Reflecting on Progress and Strategizing for the Future

Report • 2019

Project Final Report: CBA2014-13NSY-PARR

Peer-reviewed publication • 2018

The prediction of building damages and casualties in the Kuta Alam sub-district-Banda Aceh caused by different earthquake models

Peer-reviewed publication • 2018

GIS-Based Earthquake Damage Prediction in Different Earthquake Models: A Case Study at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines

Book / book chapter • 2018

The role of leaders in risk governance in Jakarta

Book / book chapter • 2017

Degeneration of Mangroves in a Changing Policy Environment: Case Study of Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar

Peer-reviewed publication • 2017

Building vulnerability and human loss assessment in different earthquake intensity and time: a case study of the University of the Philippines, Los Baños (UPLB) Campus

Brief • 2016

Flood Risk Vulnerability of Peri-urban Communities: The Case of Surat

Brief • 2016

Design and Framework for a Decision Support System for Highly Urbanized MegaCities: Case Study Metro Manila

Brief • 2016

Exploring the Existing School-Community Network and Enabling Environment for Enhancing Community Resilience to Disaster

Peer-reviewed publication • 2015

The role of university networks in disaster risk reduction: perspective from coastal Bangladesh

Peer-reviewed publication • 2015

Collaborative Learning to Inform Action on Risk Reduction: The Pan-Asia Risk Reduction (PARR) Fellowship Programme

Peer-reviewed publication • 2015

A conceptual model of a school–community collaborative network in enhancing coastal community resilience in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Other materials • 2015

Brochure: Pan Asia Risk Reduction Fellowship Programme