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

Type:
Meeting or Conference
Organizer:
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR); Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG)
Other organizer:
International Council for Science (ICSU); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); United Nations University (UNU); World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
Date:
27-29 Jan 2016
Location:
Switzerland (Geneva)
Venue:
Geneva International Conference Centre

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

The conference will 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 to discuss how the science and technology community will best support the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

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: Leveraging science through capacity development and research

  • Work stream 4: Use of science, technology and innovation tools, methods and standards to support the implementation and reporting of Sendai Framework

  • 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. Note that all travel expenses and visa applications to enter Switzerland are the responsibility of each participant.

The conference organizing committee:

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) with coordination of its Scientific and Technology Advisory Group (STAG), the core organizing committee of the conference includes the International Council for Science (ICSU), Japan Science Council, Public Health England (PHE), Global facility for Disaster Risk Reduction (GFDRR), the European Commission Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC), Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), Global Earthquake Model (GEM), Global Risk Forum (GRF), The InterAcademy Panel (IAP), UN University (UNU), The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), The World Health Organization (WHO), and more widely as organizing partners, many other science and technology networks and scientific research institutions at all levels and all regions.

Further information:

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.

Fees:

There is no conference fee. Note that all travel expenses and visa applications to enter Switzerland are the responsibility of each participant.

Badges:

Distribution will take place from 15:00 to 18:00 on Tuesday 26/01 and from 8:30 to 9:45 on Wednesday 27/01. Participants are invited to pick up their badges at their earliest convenience to avoid delays.

The following documents are available on the event website:

  • The conference draft agenda

  • The UNISDR Science and Technology Partnership and Scientific and Technology Advisory Group (STAG) terms of reference.

  • Sessions concept notes

  • Abstracts can be submitted until 30 November 2015.

  • The Conference registration was open until 31 December 2015.

  • The draft UNISDR Science and Technology Road Map will be made available in October 2015.


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Themes:
Capacity Development, Climate Change, Early Warning, Information Management, Risk Identification & Assessment, Governance, Disaster Risk Management
Countries:
Switzerland
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