Prof. YANG Saini and Dr. CHEN Jing participated in Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2016

Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2016 (AMCDRR 2016) was successfully held in New Delhi, India, in November 2016. Prof. YANG Saini and Dr. CHEN Jing attended this conference on behalf of IRG Project.

The Pre-Conference event “Asia Science Technology Academia Stakeholder Group Dialogue” was held on Nov. 2nd. About 50 people participated in this event. Prof. YANG Saini was invited to give a speech on this event. She presented the major achievements and progresses of IRG Projected in the recent 5 years, and discussed in detail with other participants on DRR related topics, such as Science Technology Academia Stakeholders’ role in enhancing science-based decision making, regional mechanism for science and technology stakeholder group for periodic monitoring the progress and impacts of DRR, trans-disciplinary co-production of risk assessment, et. al. Other speakers included Rajib SHAW and Fang LIANG from IRDR, Takako IZUMI and Yuichi ONO from Tohoku University, Joy Jacqueline PEREIRA from Universiti Kebangsaan, and Vinod SHARMA from UNISDR. At the end of this event, Prof. YANG Saini gave a closing remark for the event on behalf of Prof. SHI Peijun. Dr. CHEN Jing assisted some the coordination of the event, and introduced new 5-year implementation plan to interested participants of the event.

As the member of Chinese delegation of AMCDRR 2016, Prof. YANG Saini and Dr. CHEN Jing also attended the opening ceremony, some related technical sessions, thematic sessions, feather events, and final plenary and closing ceremony, propagated IRG project and the International Center for Collaborative Research on Disaster Risk reduction to other participants of AMCDRR 2016.

AMCDRR 2016 is the first Asia Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction after the Sendai Framework come into force. This conference included 2 ministerial sessions, 6 technical sessions, 18 thematic sessions, 2 feature events, which covered 6 major topics: 1) understanding disaster risk, 2) disaster risk governance, 3) investing in disaster risk reduction, 4) disaster preparedness, response and recovery, 5) review and monitoring of implementation of the Sendai Framework, and 6) enabling governance for coherence in DRR, sustainable development and climate change. The major achievement of the conference was the “Asia Regional Plan for Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030”, which included policy direction, road map, and two-year action plan for Asian countries’ implementation of Sendai Framework.