Report of alliance of international science organizations on disaster risk reduction (Anso-drr) conference 2020

Emily Ying Yang Chan, Chi Shing Wong, Kevin Kei Ching Hung, Gretchen Kalonji, Peng Cui, Gordon Zhou, Rajib Shaw

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This article summarizes the proceedings of the four-session meeting (webinar) conducted by the Alliance of International Science Organizations on Disaster Risk Reduction (ANSO-DRR) on 18 May 2020. ANSO-DRR is an international, nonprofit and nongovernmental scientific alliance bringing together academies of science, research organizations and universities which share a strong interest in disaster risk reduction in the regions along the land-based and maritime routes of the Belt and Road Initiative. ANSO-DRR convenes an annual meeting to review its work progress and discuss its scientific programs. The first session was the opening statements and was followed by the introduction and updates on ANSO-DRR in the second session. The third session was the depiction of the big picture of ANSO, the umbrella organization of ANSO-DRR, led by the Assistant Executive Director of ANSO, while the fourth session was a presentation of perspectives on the strategic development of ANSO-DRR. One of ANSO-DRR’s key strategies is to enhance disaster mitigation and response through multidisciplinary cooperation among disaster and healthcare sciences (i.e., health emergency and disaster risk management (Health-EDRM)). It aims to enhance DRR efforts by performing as an instrument in connecting people along the Belt and Road regions, focusing on DRR resource and database development, involving higher education institutions in DRR efforts and increasing disaster resilience in built infrastructures.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8772
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalInternational journal of environmental research and public health
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Dec 1


  • 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • ANSO
  • Alliance of regional science organizations
  • Belt and Road Initiative
  • COVID-19
  • Disaster risk reduction (DRR)
  • Health emergency and disaster risk management (Health-EDRM)
  • Multidisciplinary cooperation among disaster and healthcare sciences
  • Paris Agreement
  • Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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