Welcome Message from Symposium Chair

A Welcome Message from 16th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium Chair,

Prof. dra. Fatma Lestari, M.Si., Ph.D.


On behalf of the organizing and scientific committee of 16th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium 2021, I am delighted to welcome you to this event.

This year, the 16th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium 2021 is held online through an online virtual platform due to current global health concerns both inside and outside of the country and various travel restrictions. We came up with the decision to host this symposium online because we believe that holding the conference through the virtual platform will ensure the health and safety of all the individuals involved, as well as providing a more accessible Symposium for all.

This year, a wide range of current topics in Disaster management issues from multiple perspectives will be discussed in both keynote speeches sessions and symposium sessions. With the theme of “Building Partnerships for Sustainable Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for All Hazards”, we have adopted 10 sub-topics that will be discussed in the parallel sessions of the symposium. The 10 Sub-topics are:

  1. Engineering and Infrastructures in Disaster;
  2. Natural Hazards Triggering Technological Disasters (NaTech);
  3. Pandemics and Public Health Issues;
  4. Disaster Mitigation: Policies, Practices and Alternatives;
  5. Emergency and Crisis Management;
  6. Business Continuity Management and Disaster Insurance;
  7. Social Science Perspective in Disaster;
  8. Statistical and Modelling Tools for Disaster Management;
  9. Community Empowerment for DRR;
  10. Media and communication;


Within the call for abstracts on these 10 sub-topics, we have received and reviewed more than 350 Abstracts, full papers, as well as participants from across the globe. We are also able to collaborate with various national and international journals in helping scholars, academicians, as well as the general public with their scientific publications.

Finally, we would like to express our utmost gratitude to all the parties involved, because this event is a result of collaboration between multiple national and international parties that took extra care to ensure the conference smoothly, which is why your feedback and cooperation in the event is important in ensuring the event runs well. With our efforts, we aim to ensure that the 16th APRU Multi-Hazards Symposium 2021 will be an insightful event which provides valuable experience for everyone involved.

We hope that you enjoy yourself to the fullest in the event. Thank you.


Sincerely yours,

Prof.  dra. Fatma Lestari, M.Si.,  Ph.D.

Symposium Chairperson


About The Symposium Chair:

Fatma Lestari is a professor in Safety, now she is a Director of Disaster Risk Reduction Center, Universitas Indonesia, and previously she was the Head of Occupational Safety, Health & Environmental Unit. She has the degree of PhD in Safety Science from UNSW, Sydney Australia, and Master & Bachelor Degree in Chemistry. She is a lecturer at Occupational Health & Safety Department, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Indonesia. Her research is in the area of Emergency/Disaster Management, Disaster Resilience, Campus Safety & Health, Emergency/Disaster Management, Laboratory Chemical Safety & Security, Biorisk Management and OHSMS at University & Laboratories. She teaches Industrial Toxicology, Chemical Hazards Sampling & Measurement, Fire & Explosion and Disaster Management. She conducted OHS research within Oil & Gas, Mining, and Manufacturer industries including HSSE Risk Assessment, Quantitative Fire & Explosion Risk Assessment, OHSMS, Emergency Response, Business Continuity, Fire Safety, Contractor Safety & Health Management System, and Safety Integrity Level & Layer of Protection Analysis. She is a member of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), USA since 2012 until now.