|Date:||March 19-20, 2015|
|Venue:||Kihada Hall, Uji Campus, Kyoto University|
|Address:||Gokasho, Uji, 611-0011, Kyoto, Japan|
|Co-Organizer:||Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Natural Disaster Research Council, Japan
|Participating Institutes List
Outline and Suggestions for Disaster Research Roadmap
Development of a Research Road Map for the Next Decade
After a successful 1st Global Summit in 2011, we are going to hold the “Second Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction: Development of a Research Road Map for the Next Decade” at Kihada Hall, Uji Campus, Kyoto University on 19-20 March 2015. This event is being organized by the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) of Kyoto University in collaboration with the Natural Disaster Research Council(NDRC), Japan.
The 1st Global Summit was held in Kyoto on 24-25 November 2011 with the participation of representatives from 25 research institutes from 11 countries to reflect on the challenges posed by disaster risks, explore new paradigms for DRR, and discuss new approaches to disaster mitigation and risk management. The two-day event involved workshop style discussions and resulted in the drafting of a Resolution. One of the key points in the resolution was the establishment of an alliance of the disaster research institutes, now called the International Forum on Natural Disaster Research (IFNDR). The purpose of the IFNDR is to move forward the recommendations of the Resolution, and in particular to share knowledge, experiences and ideas on disaster research in order to contribute to enhancing disaster risk reduction and disaster resilience.
This year on the occasion of the 2nd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, we would like to discuss the research goals and contribution that the disaster research institutes can make to disaster risk reduction in the next decade. The evaluation of the results of the HFA has pointed out the need to better link disaster risk reduction, development and climate change adaptation strategies towards a common goal of harmonious living with nature and our planet. Many challenges remain as the continued large-scale disasters and losses from around the world show. The 2nd Global Summit represents an invitation and an opportunity for all research organizations involved in disaster risk reduction (DRR) to reflect on these and future challenges and how we may tackle them through scientific and applied research in the coming decade.
The goals of the Summit are:
- To evaluate research achievements in the past 10 years
- To identify research gaps and needs
- To imagine research challenges and possible outcomes in the next decade
- To use the occasion of the 2nd World Summit to formalize the establishment of the International Forum on Natural Disaster Research
- To propose a Research Road Map on DRR for the next decade
- To publish, distribute, and promote the findings and recommendations of the Summit to academic research organizations, government agencies and international organizations.