Thursday, 13th August 2020,1:25:56pm

Resilience & Emergencies

Date: 08th February 2020, Saturday

1) Mr. Mohd Hafiz Mohd Amirrol

2) Prof Madya Dr Zin Kandar

3) Tuan Haji Khairil Annuar bin Khalid

Time: 9.00am – 12.30pm
Venue: Dewan President, Level 2 PAM Centre

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Speakers' Biography

Speaker 1 : Mohd Hafiz is Head of Strategic Planning and Project Lead for Building Resilient Communities at MERCY Malaysia . His area of expertise in MERCY Malaysia includes humanitarian and development aid, disaster risk reduction and management, community planning and urban resilience. Hafiz is an urban designer and also a lecturer/researcher in the field of architecture, urbanism and city planning. He studied architecture at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London and Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia. Hafiz is also the network coordinator for Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN), a network of 52 civil society organizations across Asia that focuses on disaster risk reduction and disaster response and preparedness, with its secretariat and operational hubs in Kuala Lumpur, Delhi and Tokyo.hd Hafiz Mohd Amirrol


Realizing that the knowledge and practice of architecture can be so powerful and meaningful, it is about time for us to put greater ambitions to architecture. Posing questions such as “can architecture be the link to assist in providing human securities?” or “is architectural education has the influence towards democratic institutions and societies?” or “can the act of architecture illuminates human development and progress?” might sound cliché and irrelevant to the current conception of the practice and education of architecture. By liberating architecture from its current hegemonic order of distinctive symbolic and aesthetic significance into a more critical form of knowledge that are useful for the society, architecture’s social interface with the reality of human life and the environment shall be made relevant again. Meaningful humanitarian and development action can be delivered to communities in need through architecture. This presentation will try to put into context how architectural education and practice can be given greater ambitions in serving humanity.

Speaker 2 : Tuan Haji Khairil Annuar bin Khalid

Humanitarian work involvement since 1980s until now

  • Served various countries including Malaysia, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Gaza, Bosnia, Kosova, Lebanon, Iraq, Indonesia, Philipines, Japan and Sri Lanka- covering the area ofdisaster, war zones, poverty
  • Operated under several organisation (military and non military) in delivering humanitarian
  • Presently, vice president of Malaysian Relief Agency

Synopsis :

Malaysian Relief Agency (MRA) is a humanitarian organization registered under the Trustee Act 1952 (PPAB 20/2010), with the primary objective of assisting those affected by natural disasters or armed conflicts, both local and abroad. MRA involvement in humanitarian services in disaster and conflict zones globally lead by MRA committee members focusing on shelter development, food distribution, medical assistance and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme.

In the context of architectural perspective, MRA involve in rehabilitation and construction of the victims’ shelter for both temporary and permanent in the disaster and conflict zones. This also include the construction of both electricity (solar system) and water sources (WASH). Other than living assistance, MRA also emphasising the needs of both health and education by developing schools and clinics/hospitals for the victims.

Speaker 3 : Prof Madya Dr Zin Kandar


In line with one of ARCASIA’s formation of Emergency Architects, the event’s objective is to create awareness among Architects and encourage more Architects to be involved in humanitarian activities.


Activities by each Agency. The hardships and the victory. The preparation before and after. The impact to the society.


What and how PAM and its members can participate/cooperate? Training & skills? What do Agencies expect from us? Schedule & time frame?

Financial: Where? How?