Organization: Young Scientists Platform, UN Major Group of Children and Youth
- Nuha Etinay, Arab Urban Development Institute
- Abass Darboe, Gambia Red Cross Society
- Richa Sharma, Consultant in Child and Youth Protection, India
- Annisa Triyanti, Young Scientists Platform on DRR focal point, UN MGCY
- Virginia Murray, Vice Chair UNISDR Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG)
Young scientists working across multiple disciplines in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) have huge potential to share and co-create knowledge to support evidence-based practices for DRR policy design, implementation, monitoring and review. However, there are limited accessible spaces/platforms for young scientists across regions and disciplines to meaningfully engage with each other, share knowledge and create innovative solutions for building resilience. For this reason, the Young Scientists Platform on DRR, facilitated by the UN Major Group of Children and Youth, was launched at the UNISDR Science and Technology Conference in January 2016.
This session provided an interactive space for the Young Scientists Platform on DRR to outreach to new members and partners, discussed the achievements and challenges so far in 2016, reviewed the implementation of the Young Scientists DRR Roadmap and planned new activities.
Young scientists and research on Disaster Risk – Sálvano Briceño, Science Committee, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) and former Director UNISDR
UNISDR Science and Technology Roadmap and Partnership – Virginia Murray, Vice Chair UNISDR Science Technology Advisory Group (STAG)
Engaging Children and Youth – Richa Sharma, Consultant in Child and Youth Protection
Disaster Risk Governance – Zehra Zaidi, University College London
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