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Workshop on harnessing science, technology and innovation for disaster risk reduction


29 February - 01 March 2024
Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Metro Manila
, Philippines

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) defines disaster as a “serious disruption of the functioning of a community or a society at any scale due to hazardous events interacting with conditions of exposure, vulnerability and capacity, leading to one or more of the following: human, material, economic and environmental losses and impacts.

Harnessing science, technology and innovation (STI) into disaster mitigation, response, and recovery can reduce losses, speed-up needed assistance, and enhance long-term resilience.

Objective

The workshop aims to be a platform for CSTD Member States to:

  1. Showcase their success stories in developing and utilizing STI in disaster risk reduction, including practical application of early warning systems.
  2. Determine STI needs of Member States.
  3. Determine common challenges within and among Regional Groups in harnessing STI for disaster risk reduction.
  4. Provide recommendations to help Member States effectively harness STI for disaster risk reduction.

Expected Output

To identify at least three policy recommendations on harnessing science, technology, and innovation for disaster risk reduction. 

A summary of the common challenges, opportunities, and best practices of the CSTD Member States would also be provided.

Format

The workshop will consist of three segments:

  1. Plenary sessions.
  2. Working group/breakout group discussions.
  3. a poster presentation through a World Café format.

Participants

The Workshop will host participants from the forty-three CSTD Member States.

Participants are expected to be innovators, policymakers, disaster specialists, engineers, urban and environmental planners, and other experts involved in the research, development, and / or utilization of technologies and innovation for disaster risk reduction.

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Co-organizer(s):
Department of Science and Technology (DOST) of the Republic of the Philippines, the Department of State of the United States of America, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Sponsor / funding:
Department of Science and Technology (DOST) of the Republic of the Philippines and U.S. Department of State of the United States of America

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