Science, technology and academia
Recognizing the importance of research, scientific and technical information for disaster risk reduction, UNDRR established a Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG), which provides technical advice and support in the formulation and implementation of activities carried out by the disaster risk reduction community. The work of the STAG encompasses all aspects of the scientific and technical dimensions of risk reduction, with particular emphasis on the needs of developing countries.
The STAG's 2013 report "Using science for disaster risk reduction" makes the following recommendations:
- Encourage science to demonstrate that it can inform policy and practice
- Use a problem-solving approach to research that integrates all hazards and disciplines
- Promote knowledge into action
- Science should be key to the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction)