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UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

Launching UNISDR Science and Technology Partnership and the Science and Technology Road Map to 2030

To promote and support the availability and application of science and technology to decision-making in Disaster Risk Reduction

Dates: 27-29 January 2016

Venue: Geneva International Conference Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

Purpose: The outcomes of the conference are to:

  • Launch the UNISDR Science and Technology Partnership for the implementation of the Sendai Framework, and
  • Discuss and endorse the UNISDR Science and Technology Road Map to 2030 to define the expected outcomes of the science and technology work under each of the four Sendai Framework priorities for actions and the ways to monitor progress and review emerging needs.

Conference Topics:

  • High Level Panel: Introduction of the UNISDR Science and Technology road map for the implementation of the Sendai Framework;
  • Work stream 1: The Scientific and Technical Partnership to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework;
  • Work stream 2: Understanding disaster risk, risk assessment and early warning;
  • Work stream 3: Use of science, technology and innovation tools, methods and standards to support the implementation and reporting of Sendai Framework;
  • Work stream 4: Leveraging science through capacity development and research;
  • High Level Panel: Agree and endorse the UNISDR Science and Technology road map for the implementation of the Sendai framework.

Target Participants: The conference aims to bring together the full diversity of the science and technology community, policy makers, practitioners and researchers from all geographical regions, at local, national, regional and international levels.

Conference Fee: There is no conference fee. The conference is open to all interested participants of the science and technology community, policy makers, practitioners and researchers from all geographical regions, at local, national, regional and international levels.

On application, UNISDR may consider supporting the participation of a few science and technology delegates from Least Developed Countries.

For more information about the conference, please visit - http://www.unisdr.org/partners/academia-research/conference/2016/.