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2nd International Workshop on Risk Governance of the Maritime Global Critical Infrastructure

Date: November 6 - 7, 2010
Venue: Wood Composite Hall, Uji Campus, Kyoto University, Japan

Organized by:
Kyoto University Global COE Program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"

Number of attendants: 44

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The main objective of this workshop was to follow-up on previous workshop that was held in 2009 and to continue the sharing of knowledge on global critical infrastructures especially the maritime facilities. Multiple stakeholders, including people of academia, practitioners from Europe, East-Asia and South East Asia gathered to achieve the following objectives:


The workshop provided a close and friendly platform where there were presentations and scenario discussions related to the latest update on the Straits of Malacca, modern maritime technologies for the safety of ships and lessons on risk governance from case studies. An enthusiastic crowd filled the speakers with questions after each informative presentation. Emerging issues like vulnerability and catastrophe of an attack on onshore facilities were also highlighted during the discussion. The session also emphasized that a major disruption to the Straits of Malacca will be a global impact rather than a regional effect. There were many opportunities for group discussion among practitioners and people from the academia. Such bonding helped both parties to enhance each other's knowledge and issues related to the Straits of Malacca. The objectives of this workshop were made possible with the increasing attendance of participants, including private shipping companies and government officials from the Straits' neighbouring countries. Participants of the workshop commended the effectiveness of such workshop and are looking forward to the forthcoming session.