Sultan of Tidore of Eastern Indonesia

Karl Kim, professor of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and executive director of the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawaiʻi, met with the Sultan of Tidore of Eastern Indonesia, to discuss natural hazards and opportunities for research, training and education with university partners.

A team of UH faculty, including Dolores Foley, Kem Lowry, Bruce Houghton and Keith Bettinger are in Indonesia as part of a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded training program on disaster risk reduction. In addition to discussing flooding, coastal hazards and sea level rise, the UH team is also supporting efforts to strengthen training and education on food security, transportation systems and trade.

The team from Hawaiʻi has partnered with Hope Worldwide and other organizations in the region to support disaster risk reduction.