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On March 18, 2015, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) was agreed at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Japan, which is one of the landmark agreements together with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.

In Geneva in January 2016, a Science and Technology Conference was organised by the United Nation Offices for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) together with a wide range of partners, including Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) to further discuss a roadmap defining the contribution of science and technology to the implementation of the Sendai Framework. The Science and Technology Roadmap (draft) was produced by the science and technology community as well as other stakeholders shortly thereafter. Subsequently, the 1st Asian Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (ASTCDRR) on 23-24 of August 2016 was organised by UNISDR with support from IRDR and other partners, which aims to discuss the key issues, challenges, needs and opportunities in the application of science in policy-making and explore the way forward for promotion of science-policy interface for evidence-based policy-making in DRR. Most importantly, the 1st Asia regional science and technology conference generated an outcome document, which consists of twelve recommended actions aligning with and contributing to the "Science and Technology Roadmap". See the attachment of the draft outcome document.

Following the global and regional scientific conferences, IRDR places a strong emphasis on science and technology for implementation of SFDRR. IRDR therefore invite you to complete a survey where we will identify the strengths of your organisation and your priority to enhance science capacity in the short, medium and long-term. The analyses of the survey will be presented at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, New Delhi, on 02-05 December 2016. Please kindly complete this survey before 15 October 2016.

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Thank you very much for your inputs.

Rajib SHAW

Executive Director

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk | IPO


Room B713, No 9 Dengzhuangnan Lu,

Haidian District, Beijing, China 100094



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