APRU is partnering with the Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) and other like-minded organisations, institutions and networks to hold the first Regional Innovation Forum (RIF) this December in Bangkok, Thailand.
RFI – Asia is a creative forum to foster multi-sectoral partnerships to ‘solve the unsolved’ problems that are hindering disaster risk reduction (DRR) and humanitarian efforts in the Asia Region.
Building on the recommendations from the first Asia Science Technology Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (ASTCDRR), Dr Izumi will be giving a keynote address on Academia’s role in the multi-stakeholder innovation. Increased dialogue and networking among scientists in the universities, policy makers, civil society and the media is imperative in developing innovative and user-friendly science-based solutions to reduce disaster risk.
The objectives of the upcoming forum in Bangkok are:
- To promote cross-sectoral collaboration on innovation work.
- To provide annual platform to various business, science, civil societies, UN, and other stakeholders in the region for sharing of their innovative ideas to solve the ‘unsolved’.
- To generate specific innovation projects, which can provide evidence based solutions, as concrete outcomes from the forum.
- To seek linkages of these innovative solutions to local/national disaster risk reduction plan and policies.
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