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This report presents the I-REACT emergency management system, developed by a consortium of international partners within the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation H2020. Leveraging on innovative cyber technologies and ICT systems, the I-REACT (Improving Resilience to Emergencies through Advanced Cyber Technologies) platform is designed as a…
The high risk emanating from the increasing number of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure systems at national or local level is only now beginning to be understood. The cascading effect of that risk beyond the system under attack into allied and interconnected fields can be even more devastating, creating chaos to major economic, food and health sy…
The state of Paraná in the south of Brazil has recorded a significant increase in the number of disasters over the years, as well as the other Brazilian states. Since 2012, with the implementation of the National Protection and Civil Defense Policy (PNPDC), Brazil has had a national DRM and DRR strategy that includes the integration of institutional, sc…
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) and the International Health Regulations (WHO, 2005) include biological hazards, such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus, among the major sources of risks for the 21st century.  While COVID-19, the infectious disease caused by this most recent coronavirus, was declared by the World Health Organization (W…
NATECH (Natural hazards triggering Technological disasters) is an emerging theme in the field of disaster risk reduction globally. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and the Global Assessment Report (GAR 2019 ) have stressed the need for engaging in NATECH risk assessments, policy formulation and local actions. In 2017, UNDRR dev…
The Status of Science and Technology report is an important step for monitoring the progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework and an attempt to capture some of the progress across geographies, stakeholders, and disciplines towards the application of science and technology towards risk reduction in Asia-Pacific. Developed by a group of indi…
This report discusses the role of science and technology in disaster risk reduction (DRR) and management and provides commitments on behalf of the science and technology communities to assist with the implementation of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction. It presents case studies identifying some common themes for success, including more…