The 3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction: Expanding the Platform for Bridging Science and Policy Making

Andrew Collins, Hirokazu Tatano, Wilma James, Chadia Wannous, Kaoru Takara, Virginia Murray, Charles Scawthorn, Jim Mori, Sarah Aziz, Khalid Mosalam, Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler, Irasema Alcántara-Ayala, Elisabeth Krausmann, Wei-Sen Li, Ana Maria Cruz, Subhajyoti Samaddar, Tom De Groeve, Yuichi Ono, Kelvin Berryman, Koji SuzukiMark Parry, Peter McGowran, John Rees

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Abstract

The Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes held its 3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan, 19–21 March, 2017. The Global Alliance seeks to contribute to enhancing disaster risk reduction (DRR) and disaster resilience through the collaboration of research organizations around the world. The summit aim was to expand the platform for bridging science and policy making by evaluating the evidence base needed to meet the expected outcomes and actions of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 and its Science and Technology Roadmap. The summit reflected the international nature of collaborative research and action. A pre-conference questionnaire filled out by Global Alliance members identified 323 research projects that are indicative of current research. These were categorized to support seven parallel discussion sessions related to the Sendai Framework priorities for action. Four discussion sessions focused on research that aims to deepen the understanding of disaster risks. Three cross-cutting sessions focused on research that is aimed at the priorities for action on governance, resilience, and recovery. Discussion summaries were presented in plenary sessions in support of outcomes for widely enhancing the science and policy of DRR.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-230
JournalInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Science
Volume8
Issue number2
Early online date19 Jun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

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