International participants build networks at Science at the Shine Dome

June 25, 2018
People standing in front of a Geoscience Australia sign
Professor Phil Cummins (second from right) with (from left) Dr Pahm Viet Hoa, Dr Fasha Muhamad, Dr Tammy Tabe and Dr Heri Kuswanto at Geoscience Australia.

Four international early- and mid-career researchers with backgrounds in disaster risk management from South-East Asia and the Pacific attended this year’s Science at the Shine Dome program.

Dr Tammy Tabe, Lecturer on climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, Dr Heri Kuswanto from the Department of Statistics of the Institute of Technology Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia, Dr Fasha Muhamad from the Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative, National University of Malaysia, and Dr Pahm Viet Hoa from the Ho Chi Minh City Institute of Resources Geography, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology Vietnam, had the opportunity to meet and network with hundreds of attendees at the event.

As part of their visit to Canberra, the Academy organised a day of site visits for the four participants to the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University and to the Geoscience Australia. The visits were hosted by Professor Phil Cummins from the ANU and Geoscience Australia.

It is expected that this event provided the young researchers the opportunity to establish new contacts and networks with their peers, gain knowledge and exchange ideas in hazards and disaster risk management. This activity also enables the Academy to strengthen its links with counterpart academies and organisations in the region who nominated these young scientists. The visits were funded by the Academy.

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