Advancing Science and Technology in Implementing the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

  • DATE / TIME:
    2016•07•19    09:00 - 12:15
    Kuala Lumpur

    The Sendai Framework was agreed upon at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, in March 2015 and endorsed by the UN General Assembly in June 2015. A key feature of the Sendai Framework, in comparison to its predecessor the Hyogo Framework of Action, is the shift of focus from managing “disasters” to managing “risks”. Such a shift requires a better understanding of risk in all its dimensions (hazards, exposure, and vulnerability).

    UNU and UNDP are jointly organising a public forum on “Advancing Science and Technology in the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030” in Kuala Lumpur on 19 July 2016.  The aims is to:

    • raise awareness about the value of science, technology, and innovation (STI) for disaster risk reduction
    • engage key stakeholders in options to build STI capacity in this field
    • identify strategic next steps

    The forum will include a launch event of a supplement issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health (APJPH) comprising six policy-relevant papers on the broad theme of the capacity development project on Global Environmental Change and Human Health: Extreme Events and Urbanization in the Asia Pacific Region.

    For more, see the event announcement on the UNU-IIGH website.