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Building Capacity Through School Based Engagement on Dam Safety Program in Cameron Highlands

Sabri Muda, Rahsidi and Tukiman, Izawati and Mohd Hussain, Mohd Ramzi and Rabe, Noor Suzilawati (2019) Building Capacity Through School Based Engagement on Dam Safety Program in Cameron Highlands. In: 1st International Conference on Dam Safety Management and Engineering ISDSME 2019, 19-21 November 2019, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (The Energy University).

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Abstract

Melaka Declaration on Disaster Risk Reduction in Malaysia (2011) captured the future direction of the country on disaster risk reduction as well as its efforts towards implementing the priority areas for the Sendai Framework, 2015–2030 and together with SDG11 (Sustainable Goals 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDG13 (Sustainable Goals 13: Climate Change). Therefore, in supporting the government initiatives, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) as the owner of most of the largest dams in Malaysia, has put into action an initiative in community engagement program for disaster risk awareness campaign in the context to increase the community awareness and preparedness. This paper presents a school-based engagement as part of the community engagement program conducted for Pos Telanok community in Cameron Highlands. This was the pioneer program, which was conducted at SK Telanok involving 290 students and staffs. Programs was organised in a few phases starting from November 2018 including awareness campaign, Dam Safety Day, evacuation exercises and CSR. These activities are aimed to educate the school community in Pos Telanok who are vulnerable to flood risk in the event of dam failure, to be more prepared and resilient to face the disasters. The program provides exposure to schoolchildren and staffs on the right actions to be taken during emergencies. On the other hand, the program to strengthen the preparedness of dam owner, local authorities and emergency responders involved with local communities during emergencies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: 3177/77225
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disaster risk reduction (DRR) Resilient community Dam safety School participation Experiential learning
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA166 Human engineering
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA170 Environmental engineering
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Ramzi Mohd Hussain
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2020 12:33
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 12:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77225

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