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.
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.
Introduction The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 shifts the focus from managing disasters to managing risks. Such a shift requires a better understanding of risk in all its dimensions of hazards, exposure and vulnerability; a disaster risk governance that ensures disaster risk is factored into planning and development at all levels across all sectors as well as in disaster preparedness, rehabilitation, recovery and reconstruction; and cost-benefit analysis to support prioritization of investments in disaster risk reduction (DRR) for long-term resilience.