International Conferences working towards a Post 2015 Disaster Risk Reduction Framework

Virginia Murray

Abstract


At the conclusion of the UNISDR Scientific and technical Advisory Group report on 'Using Science for Disaster Risk Reduction' at the Global Platform in May 2013 (Southgate et al 2013), the UNISDR Scientific and Technical Advisory Group included the following recommendations  - science should be key to the Post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (Hyogo Framework for Action, HFA2).

In the last week of March 2014, UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS) and the Wellcome Trust hosted two days of meeting with senior representatives of international, regional and national institutions to discuss a new and strengthened mechanism to ensure science, engineering and technology are more effectively used in disaster risk reduction and the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA2). The participants developed a joint Statement on establishing an international science advisory mechanism for disaster risk reduction to strengthen resilience for the post-2015 agenda and on their commitment to work together to ensure science, engineering and technology are embedded into disaster risk management

This statement has been shared widely at the UNISDR sponsred Regional Platforms on Disaster risk Reduction in Africa, the Americas, the Pacific, Asian and Europe between may and July 2014. At the first Preparatory Committee Meeting for the Third UN Wolrd Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in July 2014  support for access to scince and scientific methods and technologies as well for establishing an international science advisory mechanism for disaster risk reduction to strengthen resilience for the post-2015 agenda was also shown.


Keywords


disasters, disaster risk reduction, conferences, science, technology, post-2015 agenda

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