Date:13 March 2019  ~ 15 March 2019 
Venue:Obaku Plaza, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus, Kyoto, Japan

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The Fourth Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction, sponsored by the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) and Kyoto University, will be held at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus, Kyoto, Japan from 13 to 15 March 2019.

The Fourth Global Summit under the theme of "Increasing the effectiveness and relevance of our institutes" will explore:


  • GADRI Contributions to the 2016 Science & Technology Roadmap; and how best could GADRI promote SFDRR 2030 agenda?
  • SDGs and Climate change and adaptation - what engagement mechanisms and research linkages are needed to influence research directions among policy makers, governments, localities, media, etc.?
  • The Tokyo Statement 2017 and the SFDRR Agenda 2030 - Nation's Synthesis: Online Synthesis System and Pre-synthesis
  • Research Funding - Where are the funding for disaster risk reduction activities coming from and are they invested to right causes and areas that are most needed?

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