Important Dates
  • 28 February, 2018

    Registration Deadlines
  • No later than 17 March, 2018

    Invitation Notification
  • 17-18 April, 2018

    Conference Date
Draft Agenda of the 2018 Asian Science and Technology Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
April 17-18, 2018
Venue: Xinhai Jinjiang Hotel, Beijing, China

 

April 17 

Opening Ceremony

Chair                    

[TBC]

9:00-9:15

Opening Remarks by NCDR

 

Opening Remarks by UNISDR

  Opening Remarks by BNU
9:15-9:35 Key Note Speech I

9:35-9:40                

Group Photo

 

Context setting : A review of progress on Science and Technology roadmap in Asia

Chair and Panelists: [TBC]

9:45-11:00              

 

 

Presentations on progress in:

- Review since the adoption of Global Roadmap

- Update on Asia since 1st Conference in Bangkok & AMCDRR 2016

- - Current priorities – National DRR plans and Sendai Monitor; the role of science and technology

11:00-11:15   

Tea Break

 

Progress on understanding risk in Asia (Sendai Priority 1)

Chair and Panelists: [TBC]

11:15-12:45            

Presentations on progress in:

- Disaster loss & damage accounting

- Disaster risk mapping technologies

- Regional exchange on disaster risk information

12:45-14:00

Lunch

 

Progress on strengthening disaster risk governance in Asia (Sendai priority 2)

Chair and Panelists: [TBC]

14:00-15:30            

Presentations on progress in:

- Strengthening the science-policy nexus

- Development of national S&T plans to support Sendai

- Partnership with local communities

15:30-15:45

Tea Break

 

Progress on investing in DRR for resilience in Asia (Sendai priority 3)

Chair and Panelists: [TBC]

15:45-17:15

Presentations on progress in:

- Networking with universities on joint research for applied DRR

- Public-private partnerships to strengthen disaster resilience

- Developing cadres of young applied DRR researchers, particularly women

 

April 18

Opening Session

Chair: [TBC]

09:00-09:30   

Review of Day
Key Note Speech II

Progress on enhancing preparedness for response & recovery (Sendai priority 4)

Chair and Panelists: [TBC]

09:30-10:50            

 

 

Presentations on progress in:

- Applied research in pre-disaster planning

- Public-private partnerships around ICT and big data

- Applied research on whole of society engagement on DRR

10:50-11:00            

Tea Break

 

Regional Collaboration on applications of S&T in preventing future risk

Chair and Panelists: [TBC]

11:00 – 12:30 

Topics:
Unpacking Target E of Sendai Framework

OBOR

Resilient Infrastructure

12:30 – 14:00         

Lunch

 

Wrap up

14:00 – 15:00

Chairs and rapporteurs summarize all sessions

15:00 –15:20           

Tea Break

 

Way forward:  Taking the science and technology agenda forward in Asia

Chair and Panelists: [TBC]

15:20-16:30

Presentation of the outcome document (name to be decided) followed by plenary discussion

 

Closing Ceremony

Chair: [TBC]

16:30-16:40

Closing Remarks by NCDR

16:40-16:50

Closing Remarks by UNISDR

16:50-17:00            

Remarks from the next hosting country