AMCDRR Thematic Session Stressed the Contribution of Science and Technology for DRR

AMCDRR Thematic Session: Application of Science and Technology for DRR, which is titled as “Strengthening the contribution of Science and Technology for disaster risk reduction: Emphasizing the role of climate science, earth observation and information technologies for building resilience”, was successfully held in the afternoon of November 4, 2016, New Delhi, India.

This session aims to share the current initiatives/good practices of the involvement and contribution of science, technology and academia in DRR in the region; highlight the importance of communicating science information and the attribution of climate change to the occurrence of extreme weather events and its impacts; and so on.

The Chair of this session is Shirish Ravan (UNOOSA). Rajib Shaw (IRDR) presented “Current practices and challenges in innovation, partnership, capacity development/higher education”, with Joy Pereira (University Kebangssaan Malaysia) and Takako Izumi (Tohoku University) as contributors.  Roop Kamal Singh (Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre) presented “Importance of communicating science information, and the attribution of climate change to the occurrence of extreme weather events and its impacts”, with Emma Lovell (Overseas Development Institute) as contributors. Shirish Ravan(UNOOSA) presented “Role of earth observation in supporting the implementation of the Sendai Framework”, with Giriraj Amarnath (IWMI), Deo Raj (ICIMOD), G S Rao (ISRO), Suhas Diwase (Disaster Management, Maharashtra State, India) and Wu Wei (NDRCC, China) as contributors. Young-Jai Lee (Dongguk University) presented “Online DRR platform for the global community of practice on resilience”, with Byung-Su Baek (Ministry of Public Safety and Security, Korea) as contributors.

There are over 60 participants. The discussion and comments are meaningful. This session would publish an outcome document very soon. Please follow IRDR website for further information.