The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai Japan on March 2015, recognises the importance of science and technology in disaster risk reduction.
The Framework looks to “Enhance the scientific and technical work on disaster risk reduction and its mobilization through the coordination of existing networks and scientific research institutions at all levels and all regions with the support of the UNISDR Scientific and Technical Advisory Group”.
This far reaching new framework for disaster risk reduction has a clear goal, several global targets and four priorities for action.
The UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework aims to bring together the science and technology community, policy makers, practitioners and researchers from all geographical regions, at local, national, regional and international levels to discuss how to best support the implementation of the Framework.
The conference, which will take place in Geneva on 27-29 January 2016, will launch the UNISDR Science and Technology Partnership for the implementation of the Sendai Framework and discuss and endorse the UNISDR Science and Technology (S&T) road map. The S&T roadmap will define the expected outcomes of the science and technology work under each of the four Sendai Framework priority areas of actions and the ways to monitor progress and needs.
Conference registration closes on 31 December 2015.