Integrated science has a substantial role to reduce disaster risks and losses to sustainable development according to the Sendai Framework. It encourages the scientific community finds new research and optimizes the use of available science to improve the understanding of risk and reaching out on new knowledge and innovation. Making partnership and cooperation among scientists, practitioners and policy makers from various disciplines are fundamental needs to strengthen society’s resilience by using science. Associated with this, Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre (DRMKC) has recommended the “Bridge Concept” in terms of understanding disaster risk, communicating disaster risk and managing disaster risk to profitably deal with enclosures to actualize knowledge in the field of DRM. United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has been striving to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework aim to have a global coordination for putting appropriate disaster risk knowledge and policy guidance by considering sustainable development and climate actions.

Indonesia as a hazard-prone archipelago country lies on an Equator line, the three most active plates in the world and is the fourth most populous country on earth makes Indonesia experiences a lot of varied disasters. Flood, drought, forest fire, earthquake, tsunami, volcanic eruption, landslide, disease outbreak and so on are regularly occur in Indonesia which have high risks. These disasters have given huge impacts on all life sectors, i.e., agriculture, economic, social, environmental and infrastructures sectors. Accordingly, Indonesian researchers in Japan need to contribute the scientific and technological ideas for improving disaster risk management in Indonesia.

Regarding those points mentioned, researchers or scientists should be able to communicate their ideas and to implement them into such an applicable scientific and technological solution. The collaborations from different fields are highly encouraged to accomplish a holistic solution to gain a better future for Indonesia. Moreover, Indonesian Student Association in Hokkaido (PPI-H) would like to organize a scientific meeting called 16th Hokkaido Indonesian Student Association Scientific Meeting (HISAS 16th). This annual meeting has successfully been held for 15 times involved many young researchers in numerous areas, ranging from environmental, forestry, agriculture, fishery, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering, who are expected to contribute in the meeting, in addition, the member of PPI-H itself. In this meeting, all participants who are mostly coming from the diverse background will discuss their great and various ideas to give contribution which is related to four main clusters, i.e., health and life science, innovation of science and technology, environmental and social impact assessment and agriculture and food security.

We cordially invite you to join us for the 16th Hokkaido Indonesia Student Association Scientific Meeting (HISAS 16) on 16th March, 2019.