The conference was successful in setting an agenda for the DRR science and policy-making communities for the implementation of the Sendai Framework. Scientists are invited to transfer knowledge, tools, and innovation to member states to reduce disaster risk.
UNISDR invited scientific, academia, and research institutions, organizations, networks, platforms, and other actors working on disaster risk reduction to join the Science and Technology Partnership. The work of the partnership and the UNISDR Scientific and Technical Advisory Group will be guided by the Road Map and the Sendai Framework. Progress made will be reported to the Global Platforms on Disaster Risk Reduction to be organized every two years as of 2017. The Road Map consists of proposals for concrete project work and research areas.
If you would like to highlight existing work or commit to making a new contribution to the Road Map delivery, please contact UNISDR by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The outcomes of the Science and Technology Conference are available on the conference website.Footnote 3 In addition, an article highlighting the scientific concepts and historic basis for the conference written by a core group of the organizing committee with Public Health England and UNISDR (Aitsi-Selmi 2016) is published in this edition of the International Journal of Disaster Risk Science.