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Meeting 2017

Second Scientific Seminar of the Knowledge Centre for Disaster Risk Management: Science for Policy and Operations


9-10 March 2017, Rome, Italy


The seminar had 

  • covered progress made by the DRMKC since its launch in September 2015
  • gathered early input to the upcoming 2018-2019 DRMKC Action Plan 
  • addressed challenges for policy and science in Disaster Risk Reduction, including DRM capabilities assessment and Sendai monitoring framework 
  • drew concrete conclusions to feed into the upcoming Global Platform (Cancun, Mexico, May 2017)

The seminar gathered around 100 inter-disciplinary experts on disaster management, early detection, forecasting, warning and risk assessment of natural and man-made disasters, in both fields of civil protection and humanitarian aid. The target audience included scientists, practitioners and policy -makers at national, regional and international levels, as well as first responders, and private sector representatives.


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