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The study visit on the disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) for the Ministry in Charge of Emergency Management (MINEMA) Rwanda and the World Food Programme (WFP) is co-organized by the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) Malaysia and the Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Center (DPPC), Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Kuala Lumpur to be held in the period of 27 August till 03 September 2023.

This continent-to-continent program explores a new insight into the multi-scale disaster risk reduction (DRR) agenda and disaster resilience strategies for managing emerging hazards, systemic risk, and compound disaster in a changing climate. This high-impact capacity building program provides special learning scheme, best practices and benchmarking from Malaysia on the commitment to resilience agenda covering the risk governance, DRR investment, end-to-end early warning, urban resilience, spatial planning, and digital information systems that underpin emergency preparedness and response actions, institutionalization of national disaster risk financing framework, and risk-informed sustainable development in a changing climate.

This multi-tier program explores design options and integration of programme interventions and information systems for effective implementation of disaster risk reduction and management interventions to reaffirm our commitment to the global agenda and rejuvenate our local action as stated in the UNDRR Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, Paris Agreement, and 2030 Global Agenda for Sustainable Development.

We hope the cooperation and support given from the agencies, relevant stakeholders and strategic partners for the success of this programme is greatly appreciated and is preceded by sincere appreciation and great thanks.