PSBA-Manila GSB personnel graduated in the Introductory Course on Multidisciplinary Approach for Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Sustainability- AIT, Thailand

August 27, 2021 – CONGRATULATIONS to the two staff of the Graduate School of Business (GSB) who were nominated to take part in the certificate course “Introductory Course on Multidisciplinary Approach for Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Sustainability” finally graduated on August 26, 2021, upon successfully completing the course. The graduation ceremony was held virtually with all participants present. Dr. Tabassam Raza, Director of the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Unit and Dean (External Education) of the Graduate School of Business (GSB), Philippine School of Business Administration (PSBA), Manila was also present at the virtual graduation ceremony, where he gave his valuable comments and congratulatory message on behalf of PSBA-Manila to everyone for successfully participating and completing the course. All the trainees were awarded certificates of participation for having successfully completed the course.

Dr. Raza also thanked Dr. Indrajit Pal, Principal Investigator of the training course and Chair of the Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation, and Management Program of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) for having invited him as an observer during the training course. Dr. Raza endorsed a collaboration between PSBA and AIT to support each other for a successful development and implementation of similar course in the near future.

Dr. Raza said “indeed, there is a lack of professional training for educators with a fast-changing multidisciplinary technical domain for effective linkages between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and disaster education. The unique amalgamation of disaster education and sustainable development in the Asian region is a vital need to develop the cross-cutting education system, particularly in a vulnerable region. Thus, enhancing understanding about the Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction of doctoral students and early career researchers associated with the Higher Education Institute on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development (HEI-DRSD) Network should be the objective of such training programs.” He also gave some key points on areas to improve on in order to make such training courses more interactive, participative, and interesting in the future.