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Mechanism for International Science Advice for Disaster Risk Management: Discussion of a proposal to support the post 2015 agenda

In the last week of March 2014, UKCDS hosted two days of meetings with senior representatives of international, regional and national institutions to discuss a new and strengthened mechanism to ensure science, engineering and technology are more effectively used in disaster risk reduction and the successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA2).

The successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action will be agreed at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan in March 2015. In many of the negotiations taking place ahead of the World Conference the critical need for a mechanism for international science advice for Disaster Risk Management has been raised.

The participants developed a joint statement on their commitment to work together to ensure science, engineering and technology are embedded into DRM and also began to address how the future mechanism might work.

To read the joint statement and a summary report of the meeting click here.

Below is a twitter narrative of how the event unfolded and interviews of some of the speakers explaining why they felt the event was important. 

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Tom Mitchell Interview - International Science Panel on Disaster Risk Reduction

Steven Wilson Interview - International Science Panel on Disaster Risk Reduction

Margeta Wahlstrom Interview - International Science Panel on Disaster Risk Reduction

Jon Rees Interview - International Science Panel on Disaster Risk Reduction