Mechanism for International Science Advice for Disaster Risk Management: Discussion of a Proposal to Support the Post-2015 Agenda

Carter Andrée, Colin Armstrong, Calkins Julie

Abstract


The successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA)will be agreed at the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan in March 2015. The critical need for science and evidence and how it can best contribute to Disaster Risk Management has been raised in many of the negotiations to date.

In order to take forward those discussions, a meeting was held in London on 27-28 March 2014 for senior representatives of international, regional and national institutions to discuss how science, engineering and technology can be more effectively used in disaster risk reduction to strengthen resilience. The meeting was organised by UKCDS in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), The Royal Society and the International Council for Science (ICSU).

As a result of that meeting a statement has been developed by participants, which calls upon governments and other stakeholders engaged in preparations for post 2015 initiatives to support a proposal to establish an international science advisory mechanism for disaster risk reduction to strengthen resilience for the post-2015 agenda.


Keywords


science, technology, innovation, disaster risk reduction, disaster risk management

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