International Training Workshop on “Strengthening Science Capacities for Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction”will be held at Sanya, Hainan, China, on 27th November – 3rd December, 2016.
In response to the needs of developing countries along Belt and Road in disaster risk reduction to tackle the natural and human-induced environmental disaster, “Digital Belt and Road” Initiative (DBAR), jointly with Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) International Programme Office (IPO), IRDR China National Committee (IRDR CHINA), Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) and CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation (SDIM) will conduct international research program (DBAR-Disaster) to strengthen science capacities for sustainable development and disaster risk reduction under the Digital Belt and Road Initiative. Consequently, the International Training Workshop on Strengthening Science Capacities for Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction is organized. With the objective of strengthening national research capacities to enable informed decision-making in different aspects of disaster risk reduction, the workshop will provide a scientific and practical guide on DRR to the participants from developing countries along Belt and Road.
This workshop is also supported by: International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE), International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST) under the auspices of UNESCO, ICSU World Data System (WDS), and Hainan Key Laboratory of Earth Observation.