Call for Submission of Case Studies and Good Practices on Co-Designing Disaster Risk Reduction Solutions

Call for Submission of Case Studies and Good Practices
Co-Designing Disaster Risk Reduction Solutions:

Toward Participatory Action and Communication in Science, Technology and Academia

A. Background

Following the advent of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) adopted by UN Member states on March 2015, it is essential to consider how the Science, Technology and Academic communities may adopt participatory approaches to include communities and civil society stakeholders in the co-production and realization of their DRR solutions. This work has already begun to be promoted by certain groups such as the UNISDR Asia Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG, May 2015) during forums such as the Asia Science Technology Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (ASTCDRR, Aug 2016).

B. Publication

A publication, entitled “Co-designing Disaster Risk Reduction Solutions” will be prepared by ASTAAG, in collaboration with Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and other partners. This publication will:
• Consist of a range of policy briefs and think pieces
• Describe case studies and good practice about multi-stakeholder and participatory approaches to DRR
• Focus on the contributions of science, technology and academia

This publication will be launched at a conference in Hong Kong in April 2017, and disseminated at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico in May 2017.

Submissions should relate to one of two categories, which could address any of the sub-topics identified:

  • DRR Action :

– Understanding disaster risk from a community perspective
– Transdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder approaches to understand disaster risk
– Disaster preparedness training: equipping communities to use early warning and risk mapping technologies
– Supporting disaster risk governance: stakeholder partnerships at local and sub-national levels
– Generating science-based DRR solutions in partnership with communities
– Building community-based resilience: DRR capacity building at a grassroots level
– Stakeholder roles in the review and monitoring of the Sendai Framework

  • Risk Communications :

– Translating information: from evidence to policy, and policy to practice
– Communicating scientific jargon in layman language
– The role of media and technology in disseminating DRR messages
– Effective DRR: communicating messages for the community by the community
– Empowering marginalised groups to interpret and act on their risk

C. Submission

1. Format and Content: Submissions should be no longer than 1000 words (2 sides of A4) and should include the following information:
– Topic of submission
– Details about the initiative and key issues addressed
– Description regarding the participatory co-design process
– Details about the contribution of the science, technology or academic community
– Proposed methods to disseminate results
– Title, affiliation and contact details of the submitting individual or organisation

2. Timeline
a. Submission Deadline 31 December 2016
b. Review Process 31 January 2017
c. Notification of acceptance: 28 February 2017
3. Submission.

Please send your submission in MS WORD file