MiDAS – KAS Conference: Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR)

A Shared Responsibility

This event will be a platform in which policy makers, academicians, researchers, nonprofit organisations, international organisations and industry players could share and exchange lessons learned as well as ideas on existing and potential disaster relief technologies. It shall cover presentations on the latest regional natural disaster threats and initiatives, lessons learned from several recent natural disaster incidents, natural disaster policies and practices from other countries and the latest disaster relief technologies available.


The Minister of Defence Malaysia, Mohamad Bin Sabu, giving his keynote address on 27 August 2019.
The Minister of Defence Malaysia, Mohamad Bin Sabu, giving his keynote address on 27 August 2019.

Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations have attracted the attention of theglobal community in recent years. Building capabilities, inter-operability and a conceptual framework for participation in these operations are gaining urgency among international and regional policymakers. There is also a need for policy makers to be more open in sharing HADR related policies and implementation with the public.

This seminar hopes to reduce isolation produced due to specialisation, highlight its social responsibilities on policy makers, researchers and organisations as well as bridging the gap between all of the HADR players.


  • Humanitarian Assistance – Malaysia & Bangladesh Initiatives
  • Humanitarian Assistance - Experience Sharing
  • HADR Mechanism and Tools
  • Disaster Relief – Experience Sharing
  • What's Next for the Region?
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Kuala Lumpur


  • Mohamad Bin Sabu
    • Minister of Defence
    • Malaysia


Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief: A Shared Responsibility: MiDAS-KAS Conference Report 2019
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