Program Ramalan Amaran Banjir (PRAB)

(Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang)

Introduction

Kempen Amaran Dan Ramalan Informasi Banjir (KARIB)

Program Ramalan dan Amaran Banjir (PRAB) is a system under the Drainage and Drainage Department (DID) for the purpose of reducing the effects of flood disaster in the future. PRAB comprises four (4) key components namely Detection, Prediction Data Center, Prediction Modeling and Warnings. In this regard, awareness is one component that should be emphasized to target groups namely government agencies, private sectors, non-governmental organizations, communities and educational institutes.

Therefore, a Communication, Education and Public Awareness Program (CEPA) for the river basin of Sungai Pahang, Kelantan River and Terengganu River has been launched to assist in the monitoring of prediction and warning components. To bridge the PRAB system and the community, a specific campaign named Kempen Amaran dan Ramalan Informasi Banjir (KARIB) was created. KARIB aims to empower community to prepare them better on upcoming monsoon flood.

ECOMY is honoured to be given the trust to conduct the program for the educational component.  Our target are primary and secondary schools plus tertiary institutions to participate in KARIB.  KARIB aims to provide awareness to students with knowledge of PRAB, establishing a Rakan KARIB volunteer team among students and produce a holistic Rakan KARIB team to help raise awareness of flood forecasts and warnings.

Activities

10th September 2020 (Rakan KARIB Briefing Session)


ECOMY has successfully conducted a Briefing Session of the Rakan KARIB Program which aims to provide exposure and understanding on the implementation of the Rakan KARIB’s modules to principals and two (2) accompanying teachers from six schools namely SMK Seberang Temerloh, SMK Seri Bera, SMK Matang, SMK Tengku Ampuan Intan, SMK Pahi and SMK Pengkalan Chepa.


This briefing session was attended by Ir. Dr. Salwa Binti Ramli, Chief Assistant Director of the National Flood Forecast and Warning Center (PRABN) from the Department of Irrigation and Drainage Malaysia (JPS). Also present during the KARIB Briefing session were representatives from project consultants, Ms. Fong Chuen Far,  Project Manager of ERE Consulting Group Sdn Bhd, representatives from the Ministry of Education Malaysia, Mr. Kairil Anuar Bin Muhammad, representatives from the Pahang,  Terengganu and Kelantan State Education Departments and representatives from six schools.

28th September – 2nd October 2020 (Rakan KARIB Interview Session)

ECOMY has successfully conducted a Rakan KARIB Interview Session aimed at obtaining basic information on students 'understanding and experience of floods, knowledge of flood-related environmental issues and motivation to participate in Rakan KARIB volunteer program. A total of 355 students from six schools involved, namely SMK Seberang Temerloh, SMK Seri Bera, SMK Matang, SMK Tengku Ampuan Intan, SMK Pahi and SMK Pengkalan Chepa 1 were interviewed.

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