Science Technology got high priority in DRR Agenda in AMCDRR through its Feature Event

AMCDRR Featured Event 2: Application of science and technology for prevention of new risks, was successfully held in the morning of November 4, 2016, New Delhi, India.

This event was led by Government of India and the collaborators are UNISDR Asian Science, Technology and Academia Advisory Group(ASTAAG) and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR). The Chair of this event is Dr. Arvind Panagariya (Vice Chairman of NITI Ayog).

In this event, Mr. A S Kiran Kumar introduced how science and technology applied in India. Dr. Royol Chitradon (Director of Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute Ministery of Science and Technology, Thailand) introduced the Hydroinformation Adoption in Thailand;  Dr. Yang Siquan (Deputy Director General, Office of the China National Committee for Disaster Risk Reduction) introduced the early warning system, disaster response system and assessment and recovery system adopted in China; Joy Jacqueline Pereira represented Mr Zakri Abdul Hamid (Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Malaysia) introduced how science and technology applied in Malaysia. IRDR Executive Director, Prof. Rajib Shaw gave a brief introduction about IRDR and ASTAAG, presented what is need for application of science and technology, and stressed the importance of science communication and collaboration between different stakeholders and to improve the application of science and technology for prevention of new risks.

There were over 300 participants and the discussion and comments from audience are meaningful. The outcome documents of this event would be published very soon. Please follow IRDR website for further information.

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