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UKADR/ DRG joint workshop part 3/6: Discussion I. Science at the Mid-term (Sendai)

Discussion 1: Science at the Mid-term Review (Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction)

Chaired by Catherine Marsden (FCDO) with panel discussion from Debra Roberts (IPCC Co-Chair, Working Group II); Dilanthi Amaratung (University of Huddersfield and UNDRR European Science and Technology Advisory Group) and Virginia Murray (UK Health Security Agency).

Roundtable exercise 1: to discuss and explore the questions;

  • How can UK funded research/ers maximise influence with major global reviews e.g. Sendai and SDG mid-term, IPCC process – both to help shape framing and provide input?

  • How could UKADR and UK research funders amplify research to bring international leadership?

Followed by feeding back to the room one key recommendation for UKADR Researchers & Funders;

The key recommendation from our table

Practise what you preach, do the domestic interpretation, translation, application and implementation of the Sendai Framework. Our suggestions on how this work could begin was; review other countries work on their domestic interpretation of Sendai and what can be learned.

Follow the roadmap of recommendations outlined in the independent review of the civil contingencies Act by the National Preparedness Commission. Cross-referencing this to the Recommendations outline in the House of Lord Special Select Committee report on preparing for extreme risk. Alongside, the ground-breaking work undertaking by Public Health England in their report “PHE and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 to 2030: a review”. In addition, subsequently aligning this, both tangibly and intangibly with the IPCC and SDG work to create a road map for holistic domestic interpretation to improve national resilience and preparedness to future disasters.


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