Priority actions for science and technology to implement the sendai framework for disaster risk reduction

Fang Lian, Lucy Lu, Rajib Shaw

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Abstract

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) recognizes the importance of science and technology as well as contributes to the UNISDR Science and Technology Roadmap. Integrated Research on Disaster Risk served two surveys to analyze the top priority actions of science and technology to accomplish the Roadmap among a wide range of stakeholders. The surveys report that considerable progress should be prioritized in strengthening capacity building of young scientists who are crucial contributors to multidisciplinary research in the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR). Meanwhile, DRR’s higher education knowledge platforms and networks take precedence to implement all SFDRR priorities. Enhancing government engagement and legal resources is essential to promote science-policy interface and fulfill the goals of SFDRR, particularly for nations to establish state targets and local indicators. The rest of the actions are taken into account in the medium- (next 5 years) and long-term plans.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationPotentials and Challenges
PublisherElsevier
Pages17-27
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780128127117
ISBN (Print)9780128127124
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Capacity building
  • Government resources
  • SFDRR
  • Science technology in DRR
  • Young scientist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Lian, F., Lu, L., & Shaw, R. (2017). Priority actions for science and technology to implement the sendai framework for disaster risk reduction. In Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia: Potentials and Challenges (pp. 17-27). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-812711-7.00002-X