The 1st Workshop to Strengthen Scientific Advisory Capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction will be held at National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), Bangkok, Thailand, on 25th and 26th August 2016. The co-organizers of the workshop are International Council of Science (ICSU), ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ICSU ROAP), IRDR International Programme Office (IRDR IPO), The Academy of Science located in Taipei and IRDR ICoE-Taipei and National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT).
The workshop aims at strengthening scientific advisory capacities on disaster risk management in countries, and supporting the interface between IRDR and policy platforms in charge of disaster risk reduction. There would be a series of two workshops at the initial part of the collaboration among the co-organizers mentioned above. While the first workshop will be a reconnaissance workshop to understand science policy gaps in some selected countries in Asia-Pacific region, the second workshop would aim to develop the Science Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction in the respective country, with specific target to implement Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR).
The first workshop would discuss the essentials of science plan for disaster risk reduction, and encourage the participants to focus on the development of a framework for their respective science plan, to be presented for finalization in the second workshop in Taipei.