The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, adopted at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction held in Sendai Japan on March 2015, recognizes the importance of science and technology, and calls to:

"Enhance the scientific and technical work on disaster risk reduction and its mobilization through the coordination of existing networks and scientific research institutions at all levels and all regions with the support of the UNISDR Scientific and Technical Advisory Group in order to: strengthen the evidence-base in support of the implementation of this framework; promote scientific research of disaster risk patterns, causes and effects; disseminate risk information with the best use of geospatial information technology; provide guidance on methodologies and standards for risk assessments, disaster risk modelling and the use of data; identify research and technology gaps and set recommendations for research priority areas in disaster risk reduction; promote and support the availability and application of science and technology to decision-making; contribute to the update of the 2009 UNISDR Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction; use post-disaster reviews as opportunities to enhance learning and public policy; and disseminate studies;..."

To meet this request UNISDR invites organizations, institutions, networks and platforms working on disaster risk reduction to join the Science and Technology Partnership to support the implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, and contribute to the UNISDR Science and Technology Road Map -
under the Science and Technology Partnership Terms of Reference -

Structure and roles of the UNISDR Science and Technology Partnership

The UNISDR Science and Technology Partnership will consist of major scientific and technical institutes or organisations, research centres, networks and platforms, and UN science-based organizations working on the different disciplines of advancing science and technology for disaster risk reduction.

All interested relevant organizations are welcome to participate in the Partnership. They will respond to the call for interest. Selection will be made by UNISDR selection committee supported by its Science and Technology Advisory Group, based on expertise and capacity of interested entities to develop and provide science, technology or tools for disaster risk reduction, as well as their commitment to the Partnership’s activities to contribute to the implementation of the Sendai Framework. The number of Members of the Partnership will expand gradually. See annex 1 of the Partnership TOR for more details.

Membership of the Partnership will be for a four year term, renewable on demonstration of achievements of institutionally agreed outputs. A plenary session of all members of the Partnership will be convened every two years coinciding with the UNISDR Global Platform for DRR.

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