5th Global Summit of GADRI: Engaging Science with Action will take place in Milan, Italy from 15th to 17th March 2021.
The GADRI 2021 conference aims at stock taking of progress in DRR research from its Members towards targets of the Sendai Science and Technology Roadmap. The programme will communicate academic science across scientific disciplines to policy makers and practitioners. It is an important aspect for academics to be aware how science can directly contribute to national and local disasters, for example, a dam break or an epidemic outbreak, etc. Such situations prompt scientists’ interventions, expertise, and experience and to share them with emergency managers in crisis situations.
The conference will be held back-to-back with the European Commission, Joint Research Centre annual conference of the Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre which will be held from 17th to 19th March 2021.
The biennial Global Summit Series was initiated by the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus, Kyoto Japan with the first Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction session held in November 2011 during the same year a triple disaster – Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami devastated Japan in March 2011.