2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development
24-25 June 2021

The short-term consequences of climate change and its impending risk has catastrophic and wide-ranging implications on society. While the world is preparing to mitigate the effects of climate change and adapt for a safer future, the twenty-first century faced the unprecedented impact of a biological disaster. With the concerted efforts of global communities, the risk of a global pandemic seems to be fading. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction calls for dedicated actions to tackle disaster risk drivers including pandemic.

The “2nd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development” organized by the Asian Institute of Technology brings together discussion on various dimensions of higher education systems in the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development. The International Symposium will focus on various dimensions of existing and future risk scenarios and concerted efforts of the scientific communities to find new adaptation methods.

The international symposium will be organized from 24 -25 June 2021 in VIRTUAL mode. The program will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, technical sessions, poster presentations, and academic exhibitions. The Symposium is one of the initiatives of ProSPER.Net project “Disaster Education for integrating SFDRR and SDG in Asia” lead by the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand along with the partner universities in the Asia Pacific Region.

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University education, higher education courses, capacity development and training, Risk Perception and Behaviour, communication tools and techniques, Learning tools etc

Health Emergency Risk Management, COVID-19 Management, Public Health risk management and Governance etc.

DRR Innovations, Technology Solutions for DRR, Response and recovery management, Early Warning and System, Drone, UAV, ICT and AI applications in multi-hazards scenario etc

Risk/hazard/vulnerability/exposure assessment, numerical modelling and simulations, GIS & Remote Sensing etc

Energy, Transportation, Communication, school and sectoral resilience, resilience frameworks and models, cascading Impacts, Risk financing mechanism in DRR

Development challenges, Mainstreaming DRR, Mitigation and adaptation techniques, built environment and resilience, addressing SDGs, Socio-ecological system, Business resilience, smart cities etc

Q1. What is DRSD 2021?

Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development 2021 is the international symposium organized by Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand in association with partner institutions of the region.  

Q2. When is the DRSD 2021 symposium scheduled?

The symposium will be held on 24 – 25 June 2021.

Q3. Who can participate in the DRSD 2021?

Academicians, Scientists, Engineers, Research Scholars, Students, Development Agencies, Practitioners, Policy Makers, Medical Practitioners, Emergency Managers, Private Companies, Govt. and Non-Govt. Organisations.

Q4. Can I attend the symposium virtually?

The symposium will be held in hybrid mode i.e., both in-person and virtual participation. 

Q5. Can I present my research in the symposium?

Yes. You can present your research upon acceptance by the DRSD – 2021 committee.

Q7. How to submit the abstract?

You can submit your abstract in the ‘Paper Submission’ section in ‘Abstract Submission’ sub-section at the symposium website. 

Q8. Can I participate in the symposium without paper presentation?

Yes. You can even participate in the symposium without paper submission after registration.


Q9. Will my submitted paper be published in SCOPUS Indexed journal / book?

Yes. Participants will get an opportunity to Publish FULL PAPER in a range of options:

*Option – A: Journal Special Issue – “Risk and Resilience Paradigm for sustainable development”, in “Progress in Disaster Science”, Elsevier. [SCOPUS Indexed]

*Option – B: Journal Special Issue – “Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building for Sustainable Society”, in “International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (IJDRBE)”, Emerald Publishing. [SCOPUS Indexed]

*Option – C: Edited Book, “Multi-hazard Vulnerability and Resilience Building – addressing cross-cutting challenges” (TBC), Elsevier [SCOPUS Indexed]  


Q10. Does the registration fee include publication charges?

Registration fee does not include any publication fees.


Q11.  Do I need to pay any publication charge for selected paper to publish?

DRSD-2021 organizer will not charge any publication charges. The publication charge may be applicable as per the publication policy of the specific JOURNAL Publisher.

Eg: “Progress in Disaster Science”, Elsevier – This journal is fully open access and charges applicable. However, there are number of Open Access Fee Waiver based on the Journal Policy.


Q12. How can I make registration payment?

Registration fee can be paid in two ways (A) credit card, (B) Bank Transfer. The details of fee payment can be referred in the ‘Registration’ section.  


Q13. Can I get travel and Accommodation support to attend the DRSD2021?

DRSD-2021 does have budget to support travel and accommodation of the participants.


* Dr. Indrajit Pal, Chair, Organising committee, DRSD-2021 Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM), Asian Institute of Technology, THAILAND

* Prof. Sangam Shrestha , 
Co-Chair, Organising committee, DRSD-2021 Water Engineering & Management (WEM), Asian Institute of Technology, THAILAND

*Secretariat Contact: dRSD2021@ait.asia