This publication consists of 40 diverse case studies regarding multi-stakeholder and participatory approaches in disaster riks reduction (DRR), with particular focus on the science, technology and academia contributions. The case studies reflect all levels of DRR policy and practice, from a local through subnational, national and regional level.
The report attempts to illustrate how the science, technology and academic communities can and should be developing participatory strategies to generate more understanding about disaster risk, develop solutions and effectively communicate this information to a variety of stakeholders.
Following the adoption of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) by the UN Member states on March 2015, it becomes more important to consider how the science, technology and academic communities can adopt participatory approaches with communities, civil society and other stakeholders in realization and co-production of the DRR solutions. This work has already begun to be promoted in Asia by the formation of UNISDR Asia Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG, May 2015) during forum such as the Asia Science Technology Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (ASTCDRR, August 2016), Regional Innovation Forum (RIF, December 2016).
The publication was jointly developed by UNISDR Asia Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG), Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) and Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC). A call for submission was made for co-designing disaster risk reduction focusing on participatory action and communication in science, technology and academia. This publication is not the official voice of any country and the analysis presented in this publication is of the author(s) mentioned for each submission.
The authors We thankfully acknowledge to all who submitted case studies. A special thank goes to colleagues in IRDR IPO, CCOUC and ASTAAG Secretariat for their support to the publication.
Please refer this publication as:
Shaw R., Chan E., Lian F., Lu L., Shi P., Yang S., Chan G., Wong J. (2017): Co-designing DRR Solutions: Towards participatory action and communication in science, technology and academia, ASTAAG, IRDR and CCOUC, Hong Kong, China, 98 pages