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Subject: FW: UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk
It seems a good audience for our HAVE and TEP work. Abstracts due the end of this month for presentation in Jan 2016. Elysa
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As the Chair of the Organising Committee for the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 to be held in Geneva on 27-29 January 2016 I am sending you this e-mail to ask you to save the date and participate in this important conference.
This conference aims to bring together the full diversity of the science and technology community, policy makers, practitioners and researchers from all geographical regions, at local, national, regional and international levels to identify what and how science and technology can contribute to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 to reduce disaster losses in lives, livelihoods and health. The Conference is open to all participants and that there is no conference fee so as to encourage attendance.
The main conference outcomes are to launch the UNISDR Science and Technology Partnership for the implementation of the Sendai Framework; and adopt the UNISDR Science and Technology 15 year road map (the draft road map will be available for input on the conference website in October).
Interactive sessions will be organised around four themes:
1) Scientific and technical partnership to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework:
2) Understanding disaster risk, risk assessment and early warning;
3) Use of science, technology and innovation tools, methods and standards to support the implementation and reporting of Sendai Framework and
4) Leveraging science through capacity development and research.
For registration and further information including papers, please, visit the conference website, which is updated regularly: http://www.unisdr.org/partners/academia-research/conference/2016/
Please note the following deadlines:
§ The call for abstracts closes on the 31 October 2015
§ Registration closes on the 31 December 2015
It is planned that this conference will be followed up by further meetings of scientists in future years that will be part of Disaster Risk Reduction Regional and Global Platforms organized by UNISDR.
We ask you to share this e-mail with other colleagues who will be interested but most importantly we look forward to your participation!
Professor Virginia Murray, FRCP, FRCPath, FFPH, FFOM
Consultant in Global Disaster Risk Reduction
Public Health England
133-155 Waterloo Road
London SE1 8UG
Tel +44 (0) 20 7811 7142
Mobile +44 (0)7970747849
Chair of the S&T Organising Committee for the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference on the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 January 27-29 2016