Full Text of 2015 UP Diliman CSSP Graduation Speech by Dr. Mahar Lagmay

(This is the full text of the commencement speech by Dr. Mahar Lagmay delivered at the UP Diliman College of Social Science and Philosophy [CSSP] Recognition Ceremony last June 27 at the UP Theater) Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Congratulations to everyone!  For the students who will graduate, you have earned your college degree that you will use from hereon in life. Your education is like having learned to ride a[…]

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eBayanihan Project Launched: Crowdsourcing for disaster management

On 9 June 2015, the eBayanihan project was launched in the Ateneo De Manila University. It is headed by Dr. Reena Estuar, Director of the Ateneo Java Wireless Competency Center (AJWCC) and Professor in Ateneo De Manila’s School of Science and Engineering. According to Dr. Estuar, the eBayanihan project was developed to provide a web-mobile disaster management system that captures the human dimension of disasters. The system utilizes the concept[…]

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Project NOAH at 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction for BNPB's Symposium on Strengthening Disaster Information System

The Indonesian disaster management authority Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana  (BNPB, English: Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management) organized a seminar at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (UN WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan last 14 March 2015. The side event, entitled Symposium on Strengthening Disaster Information System, gathered disaster experts from Indonesia and other international partners to present experiences, lessons, and best practices in building Early Warning Systems[…]

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ADPC, Project NOAH at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) organized Side Events at 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (UN WCDRR) in Sendai, Japan. The 3rd UN WCDRR was held from March 14 to 18, 2015 in Sendai, Japan according to the decision made by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/67/209). Thousands participated from all over the world, including in related events linked to the World Conference under the umbrella of[…]

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