CDRM Side event @ UN STI Forum - Engg Resilience in Disaster Risk Management for Sustainable Devlpt

WFEO with its Committee on on Disaster Risk Management, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), UNESCO and the International Science Council (ISC), as major international organizations in science, technology and engineering organized the side event “Engineering Resilience in Disaster Risk Management for Sustainable Development” on 5 May, during the UN STI Forum, that took place from 5 to 6 May 2022.

The webinar provided valuable expert advice and capacity building in the area of disaster risk management and resilience.

An important publication “Engineering Resilience in Disaster Risk Management for Sustainable Development”, developed by the international experts who are members of the WFEO Committee on Disaster Risk Management (CDRM), was released at the event by the UNESCO Assistant Director General, Natural Science Sector, Dr Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, who has also provided a Foreword.

The book provides guidance on planning and policies to reduce the impact of natural disasters in high risk areas, the design and development of resilient infrastructure systems, data systems on natural disasters and advice on best practices for institutional frameworks.

00:00 José Macharé (Peru), Chair WFEO CDRM

Opening remarks:
00:46 Jose Vieira (Portugal), President WFEO
06:51 Shamila Nair-Bedouelle (France), ADG/SC UNESCO Paris – Release of Book on DRM

18:15 José Macharé (Peru), Chair WFEO CDRM – Scope and objectives of the publication
20:46 Karel Vancura (Czech Republic) – Book Chapter: Land use planning
27:50 Dave Brunsdon (New Zealand) – Book Chapter: Infrastructure systems
34:05 Fang Chen (China) – Book Chapter: Data management
40:04 Ashok Basa (India) – Book Chapter: Capacity building
46:09 Myles Lind (New Zealand) – Book Chapter: Institutional frameworks
51:31 Han Qunli (China), ISC Report in Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) program

Closing remarks:
01:01:46 Gong Ke (China), Immediate Past President WFEO
01:03:35 Marlene Kanga (Australia), Past President WFEO (2017 – 2019)
01:06:17 K.N. Gunalan (USA), Chair WFEO UN Relations Committee
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