RSIS Seminars on Disaster Risk Reduction delivered by Dr Tavida Kamolvej, Visiting Fellow, RSIS, NTU, Singapore; Dean of the School of Political Science, Thammasat University, Thailand; and Advisor to Director General of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Thailand.
Dr Kamolvej gave two seminars titled “Glocalisation of Disaster Risk Reduction Frameworks: Implementing SENDAI and AADMER” and “Policy Instruments for Non-Structural Disaster Risk Reduction Measures: Building and Construction Safety in Thailand”. The first seminar on 13th March 2019 explored the mutually reinforcing components of the SENDAI Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) and the ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER), while the second seminar on 14th March 2019 focused on some of the non-structural disaster risk reduction measures currently being implemented in Thailand.
Dr Kamolvej used to serve as Disaster and Emergency Management advisor to the National Disaster Warning Center, Thailand. She also joined the sub-committee on Disaster and Risk Communication of the National Committee of Broadcasting, Televising, and Telecommunication, to develop national and local communication regulations and a framework for action. At the international level, Dr. Kamolvej used to be communication and coordination instructor for the US State Department Senior Crisis Management Seminar Program in collaboration with American University, Washington DC, USA, and also represented Thailand in the Technical Expert Team to develop indicators and methodology for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction with UNISDR.