Over 30 experts from across Europe and Asia met from 27th to 29th September 2017 at IHCantabria, in Santander, Spain, for the Second Steering Committee Meeting of the project CABARET (Capacity Building in Asia for Resilience EducaTion). This is a project funded by the European Union to foster regional cooperation for more effective multi-hazard early warning and increased disaster resilience among coastal communities. It will support joint initiatives and sharing of good practices among Higher Education Institutes in Asia and Europe, as we as promote links between Higher Education and other socio-economic actors.

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University of Yangon participated in the Kick Off meeting of the CABARET project, which took place in Colombo (Sri Lanka) on 27-30 March 2017. CABARET (CApacity Building in Asia for Resilience EducaTion) is funded by the European Union, under the Erasmus + programme, to foster regional cooperation for more effective multi-hazard early warning and increased disaster resilience among coastal communities.The project is inspired by the UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, agreed by UN member states in 2015. It includes a strong call for higher education to support the understanding of disaster risk and promote risk-informed decisions and risk sensitive planning from the local to the global levels. It also calls for the coordination of existing networks and scientific research institutions at all levels and all regions. The goal is to strengthen the evidence-base in support of the implementation of the new framework.

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