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Outcomes from the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference Geneva 2016

The first-ever UNISDR Science and Technology Conference saw hundreds of scientists and policymakers from across the global community pledge to step up action on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Below represents a collection of articles, releases, video clips and links to innovations that was produced by the Conference. All are linked to other pages, so feel free to explore and learn more...

Scientists pledge Sendai action

  GENEVA, January 29 2016 – Hundreds of scientists and policymakers today pledged to step up action on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year global agreement that aims to curb deaths and economic losses from natural and man-made hazards. The first-ever UNISDR Science and Technology Conference, which drew 750 delegates to Geneva from Wednesday through to Friday, marked a crucial part of the drive to implement the Sendai Framework, which was adopted by the international community in March last year. Delegates collectively launched a new Science and Technology Partnership in support of disaster risk reduction, comprising over 65 agencies, science networks and organization, and which is expected to expand over coming weeks. To read more click here   d5d38af7a7b15229cea6c92bef03c9e6-450x0

Closing statement by Dr. Robert Glasser at the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference

  “…Throughout the three days, the working groups provided fresh and strategic thinking about how to meet the expectations that Governments set out in Sendai. Your work and suggestions also reinforced the importance of expanding ownership and support to the Science and Technology Partnership and Road Map. I would like to outline just a few strategic points that I have heard…” To read more click here   cb6eb2b4fa11d877270fe921f9464c84-450x0

Highlights from the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference

 

A short video clip with some highlights about the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference held in Geneva from 27 to 29 February. Click on the image for more
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Young Scientist Platform on DRR successfully launched at the UNISDR S&T conference 2016

The Young Scientists Platform in DRR is a designated space for young scientists to contribute to an evidence based implementation, monitoring and review of the Sendai Framework. The innovative capacity of the younger generation will through this space be utilised to ensure that best practices and scientific evidence is used to support decision makers now and in the future. Young scientists will use their interdisciplinary research to provide decision makers with best and good practice. The platform provides an official avenue to contribute to the High Level Political Forum & the official monitoring of the Sendai Framework. The platform was launched during the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference 2016 and have a young scientists roadmap which complement the UNISDR Science and Technology Roadmap. Click on the UN Major Group Logo for Children and Youth fror more information...   mgcy-logo_updatesmall

An insight into Disaster Risk Research from African professionals

  With loads and loads of scientific information generated annually, scientists from across the world, are now questioning how science and technology can inform the management of disaster risks, even as nations contend with escalating losses of lives and livelihoods from disasters each year. An insight into Disaster Risk Research from African professionals. Our very own Professor Shuib Lwasa and Dr Ailsa Holloway were interviewed for this clip!   Click on the video to view   video pic