The Sendai Framework was agreed at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan in March 2015 and endorsed by the UN General Assembly in June 2015. A key feature of the Sendai Framework, in comparison to its predecessor the Hyogo Framework of Action, is the shift of focus from managing ‘disasters’ to managing ‘risks’. Such a shift requires a better understanding of risk in all its dimensions of hazards, exposure and vulnerability. The science and technology community, as well as other stakeholders, came together at the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Science and Technology Conference held on 27-29 January 2016 in Geneva. The Science and Technology Roadmap to Support the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and accompanying partnerships are the main outcomes of the conference.
UNU and UNDP are jointly organizing a public forum on Advancing Science and Technology in the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 in Kuala Lumpur on 19 July 2016. The aims of these events are to
The forum will include a launch event of the supplement issue of the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health (APJPH) comprising 6 policy relevant papers on the broad theme of capacity development project on Global Environmental Change and Human Health: Extreme Events and Urbanization in the Asia Pacific Region. The online version of the Supplement is available here.
Sky Meeting Room on Level S
Fraser Residence Kuala Lumpur
Off Jalan Ampang
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Dr Cheah Swee Neo
Acting Programme Officer / Programme Assistant I
United Nations University – International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH)
UKM Medical Centre Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
Bandar Tun Razak,
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