Science and Technology Research Institutions, Organizations and Networks

Academia and Research Institutes

Evidence-based investments in DRR

Disaster risk reduction and its impact on sustainable development require sound foundations in social and economic knowledge and understanding.

This includes developing relevant scientific and technical capacities especially in developing countries.

UNISDR Scientific and Technical Partnership

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, and calls 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, to:

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UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework
27-29 January 2016, Geneva

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG)

Recognizing the importance of research, scientific and technical information for disaster risk reduction, UNISDR established a Scientific and Technical Advisory Group(STAG). The purpose of the STAG is to provide technical advice and support in the formulation and implementation of activities carried out by the disaster risk reduction community. The work of the STAG encompasses all aspects of the scientific and technical dimensions of risk reduction, with particular emphasis on the needs of developing countries.

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In the STAG's 2013 report "Using science for disaster risk reduction", the Group makes the following recommendations:

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