Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) is a decade-long research programme co-sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). It is a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms.
Asia Science Technology Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG)
About this Publication This publication is developed by a group of individuals from the Asia Science Technology Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG) with support from researchers, scientists from different countries. A call for submission was made for implementation examples of science and technology for disaster risk reduction. A total of 25 examples were submitted.
IRDR, CO-DATA and Tonkin+Taylor released a white paper on disaster loss data.
This brief provides policy recmmendations to assess country-level science and technology capacities for implementing the Sendai Framework. Science and technology play an important and crucial role in disaster risk reduction (DRR) in all countries. Through scientific research progress, disaster risk reduction has benefitted, especially in terms of risk assessment and early warning systems that identify risk at various spatial and temporal scales.
Successful implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) will depend increasingly on what is done to manage risk in urban areas. Ongoing urbanization processes accumulate risk in cities and neighbourhoods, but are also a major opportunity space for risk reduction.
Shaw R., Chan E., Lian F., Lu L., Shi P., Yang S., Chan G., Wong J.