Science and technology in disaster risk reduction in asia: Post-sendai developments

Rajib Shaw, Takako Izumi, Koichi Shiwaku

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Science and technology (S&T) is the root of informed decision-making in disaster risk reduction (DRR). Role of S&T has got enhanced attention in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) and there has been prominent global and several regional initiatives to enhance multistakeholder partnership in implementing science-based decision-making. In Asia, an advisory group is formed, followed by benchmarking the status of S&T application, a regional conference and an endeavor to bring S&T in the national planning process to implement SFDRR. To continue this, multistakeholder partnership is required for science technology community needs to focus on the new role of S&T, apart from the technological innovation only. Thus success of S&T in implementing SFDRR depends on (1) a proactive role in collaboration with relevant government department and support science-based decision-making, (2) promoting innovation through field needs and priorities, and (3) codesigning solutions with different stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScience and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationPotentials and Challenges
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780128127117
ISBN (Print)9780128127124
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1


  • Disease prevention
  • Infectious disease incidence
  • Public health
  • Vaccine effectiveness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


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