Conference outcome: 1st Asian Science and Technology Conference on DRR held on 23-24 August 2016 in Bangkok



We are pleased share the conference outcome document of the 1st Asian Science and Technology Conference on DRR held on 23-24 august 2016 in Bangkok.

The Conference brought together more than 300 senior policy-makers, practitioners, researchers and academics, civil society and the private sector in the realm of disaster risk reduction from across Asia, and more widely, to discuss how to strengthen science based DRR policy development in support of the implementation of the Sendai Framework in Asia. The conference came up with recommended  Actions for Science and Technology-based DRR in Asia.

This conference  outcome intends to feed in to the deliberations in the upcoming Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) to be held on 02-05 November 2016 in New Delhi. A high-level featured event on 04 November 2016 will be dedicated to the issues of ‘Application of Science and Technology in DRR’. Ministers and senior science policy makers from Asia are likely  to deliberate on the way forward for application of science and technology-based DRR towards implementation of the  Sendai Framework in Asia.

We are also excited to inform you that the Science and Technology stakeholder group and the UNISDR Asian Science, Technology and Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG)  will continue its journey in Asia through the biennial Asian Science and Technology Conference on DRR.

The 2nd Asian Science and Technology Conference on DRR will be held in Bejing, China. We will keep you posted on all future events on this topic.