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The MJIIT Environmental and Disaster Management Programme Open Day was held at Dewan Azman Hashim, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Kuala Lumpur on 13th June 2023. The open day was officiated by YBhg. Datuk Khairul Shahril Idrus, Director General of the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA), Prime Minister’s Department. The open day was also attended by YBrs. Prof Ts. Dr Abd Latif Saleh, Pro-Vice Chancellor of UTM Kuala Lumpur.

This open day aims to showcase the Master of Disaster Risk Management (MDRM), Master of Sustainable System (MMJS), and Master of Sustainable and Environmental Science (MMJJ) programs at MJIIT for prospective students and organizations seeking to strengthen their subject matter experts (SMEs).

In Disaster Risk Reduction initiatives, NADMA is well aware of the UTM effort due to active collaboration for the past five years and continuing until now with the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Center (DPPC), Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT). Among the NADMA-DPPC, MJIIT collaborative projects that are being implemented are:

  1. Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) for the Development of Resilient Disaster Recovery Strategies in Pasir Mas, Kelantan
  2. The Review of the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030
  3. Women and Children Empowerment Program in Disaster Risk Management 2030


A talk and sharing session on various topics related to Environmental and Disaster Management was conducted by prominent speakers:

Keynote Speech 1: “Transdisciplinary Approach and the Role of Science and Technology for DRR” by Prof Dr Kuniyoshi Takeuchi, Prof Emeritus of Yamanashi University and Founding Director of ICHARM

Keynote Speech 2: “Earthquake Disaster Risk Reduction Programs in Malaysia” by Prof Ir Dr Azlan Adnan, Professor of Faculty of Civil Engineering, UTM Skudai Johor.

The open day continued with a sharing session with research centers in MJIIT to promote MJIIT environmental and disaster research center.

Sharing Session: Co-Creation of Sustainability, Resilient and Zero Carbon Community, Malaysia-Japan Advanced Research Centre (MJARC), moderated by MJARC’s Manager and two panelists from Hokkaido University and UTM Sustainable Campus.

Ts. Dr Pramila a/p Tamunaidu (Manager MJARC), Prof Dr Kazuei Ishii (Professor at Hokkaido University), Prof Ts Dr Mohd Fadhil bin Md Din (Director, UTM Sustainable Campus)

The next session is the introduction of the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Center (DPPC) by Dr Khamarrul Azahari Razak (Director of DPPC) to promote the MJIIT disaster research centre. DPPC is working towards realigning its commitment and rejuvenating its strategies to the UNDRR Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

The next agenda includes sharing sessions on Post-Graduate Programs offered by the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department (ChEE) by Assoc. Prof Dr Azila bte Abd Aziz (Head of ChEE) and Master in Disaster Risk Management (MDRM) by Dr. Liew Wai Loan (Program Coordinator).


There was also be a Meet and Greet Session to promote the Master of Disaster Risk Management (MDRM), Master of Sustainable System (MMJS), and Master of Environment and Sustainability Science (MMJJ). This session was be moderated by Ts. Dr Abd Halim bin Md Ali. During this session, four alumni was be invited to share their testimonies during their study.

Dr Shahrul Nizam Ahmad Zamzali (Alumni MDRM), Ir Ts. Haslinda Mohamad Hamran (Alumni MDRM), Miss Barbara Siman Anak Dominic Demong (Alumni MMJS), Mrs Ummu Alya Hashim (Alumni MMJJ)

After the lunch break, there was be two open MDRM lecture sessions: MDRM Open Lecture 1: Introduction to Chemical, Biological, Radical, Nuclear, and Explosive (CBRNE) by Datuk Dr Mohamed Alwi Hj Abdul Rahman, Hospital Selayang, and MDRM Open Lecture 2: Healthcare in Emergency and Rehabilitation from Japan’s Experience by Assoc. Prof Shinji Akitomi, Tokyo Hikifume Hospital, Japan.


The Emergency Department of Hospital Selayang, under the guidance of the Head of Department Datuk Dr Mohamed Alwi Hj Abdul Rahman and an emergency physician, Dr. Hazlina Moh Noh, conducted a demonstration on Chemical Incident Response in collaboration with the HAZMAT team.

Unfortunately, a van carrying barrels of chemicals had an accident. The HAZMAT team conducted a scene size-up and set up their mobile decontamination area. The medical team set up their medical base in the Yellow Zone. The medical team sent the information to MECC, according to the pneumonic METHANE, which stands for Major incident, Exact location, Type of incident, Hazard, Access: ingress and egress, Number of casualties, EMS availability. The HAZMAT team extracted the patients from the Red Zone to the decontamination area.

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Launching Ceremony of ERS Programme and iKhoza

It’s time for the launching ceremony of the Environmental Resilience and Sustainability (ERS) Programme and iKohza, which was further reinforce MJIIT’s efforts to provide the best Japanese-style engineering education and research in Malaysia to our students and partners. This launching ceremony was be officiated by YB Ts. Zahir Hassan, Member of Parliament Wangsa Maju and also an alumnus of the MDRM Programme.

The open day comes to an end, and the closing ceremony was be conducted by Prof Dr Masafumi Goto, Deputy Dean of Liason & Internationalization and Head of ERS iKhoza. Prof Goto was mention the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Subcommittee (soon to be re-branded as “ERS Subcommittee”) of the Japan University Consortium (JUC) that has been supporting MJIIT in facilitating educational and research activities with Japanese partners. Indeed, it is our partnership and the learnings from Japan that have made MJIIT’s programs unique and effective.


Thank you everyone for joining MJIIT EDM Programme Open Day. 

Credit video of the programme by UTM Office of Strategy & Corporate Affairs (OSCA), UTM Kuala Lumpur: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1011553270215566