Faculty members from Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, including Assistant Professor Dr. Chatpan Chintanapakdee (Department of Civil Engineering, and Director of Risk and Disaster Management Program), Dr. Natt Leelawat (Department of Industrial Engineering and Head of Disaster and Risk Management Information Systems Research Group), and Dr. Jing Tang (International School of Engineering) were invited by Director of the United Nations Asian and Pacific Training Centre for Information and Communication Technology for Development (UN-APCICT/ESCAP) as the experts in the field to participate in the Expert Group Meeting on ICT for Disaster Risk Management, as part of the ESCAP’s Disaster Resilience Week at the United Nations Conference Centre Bangkok during August 26-27, 2019.
Dr. Natt (left) and Asst. Prof. Dr. Chatpan (right) were invited to participate in the Expert Group Meeting
Dr. Natt Leelawat was invited as the representative of Thailand to give a presentation in the Session 6: National experiences on ICT for DRM and sharing best practices. He gave a talk on “ICT4DRM: Experience from Thailand”. He summarized the ICT experience from the academic institute perspective including the related course, “Disaster Management and Technology” of Department of Industrial Engineering, Chulalongkorn University; researches of the Disaster and Risk Management Information Systems Research Group (DRMIS) of Chula Engineering; the Risk and Disaster Management Program of Graduate School; SATREPS Project-Regional Resilience Enhancement through Establishment of Area-BCM at Industry Complexes in Thailand; and other related studies.
Dr. Natt gave a talk
There were many participants from many national government officers, international organizations, and academic institutes from various countries participated in the meeting.