The 2nd Workshop to Strengthen Scientific Advisory Capacities for Disaster Risk Reduction was held on Jan 16-17, 2017 in Taipei. The co-organisers 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 Sciences located in Taipei, IRDR ICoE-Taipei, and National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT).
In the 1st workshop on Aug 25-26, 2016, the gaps and challenges in implementing science-based decision-making on DRR were outlined with participation of 12 countries.
The 2nd workshop aimed at developing the Science Technology Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction in the respective countries, with specific targets to implement the Sendai Framework. Representatives from governments and scientific community presented draft Science Technology Plan, the process of development and further discussed about the means of implementation. In particular, the 2nd workshop continued strengthening scientific advisory capacities on disaster risk management in countries, and supporting the interface between IRDR and policy platforms in charge of DRR. Experiences of science advices from Taiwan were also shared.