Welcome to ASTCDRR2018

The Sendai Framework emphasizes the role of science and technology. It calls to prioritize the development and dissemination of science-based risk knowledge, methodologies and tools, science and technology work on DRR through existing networks and research institutions and strengthened interface between science and policy to support all four priority areas: understanding disaster risk; disaster risk governance; investing in DRR for resilience; and enhancing disaster preparedness for response and to build back better. This is envisaged to be done with support of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG).

Further, the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (May 2017, Cancun, Mexico ) highlighted the need to 'bridge the gap between science and technology and policy-making to ensure that the strategies required by 2020 are sound, including that they anticipate emerging risk patterns'.

The 2nd Asia Science and Technology Conference will provide an opportunity to the science, research, academia community in Asia to continue the much-needed science-policy dialogue to ensure that implementation of disaster risk reduction measures at all level are sound science and technology based.


Theme Tracks
  • 1. Understanding Disaster Risk
  • 2. Strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Managing Disaster Risk
  • 3. Invest in Reducing Disaster Risk and Improving Disaster Resistance
  • 4. Strengthen Disaster Preparedness to Respond Effectively, and Rebuild Disaster Areas Better in Recovery, Resettlement and Reconstruction
  • 5. Progress of Science and Technology Disaster Reduction in Asia
  • 6. Regional Collaboration on Application of S&T in Preventing Future Risk
Important Dates
  • 17-18 April, 2018

    Conference Date
  • 27 March, 2018

    Invitation Notification Deadline
  • 20 March, 2018

    Confirmation Deadline
  • 20 March, 2018

    Registration Deadline
  • Board of Experts, China National Commission for Disaster Reduction
  • Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China
  • Ministry of Emergency Management of the People’s Republic of China
  • Beijing Normal University, China
  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management/Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, China
  • National Disaster Reduction Center of China, Ministry of Emergency Management, P.R.China
  • Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
  • United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
  • World Meteorological Organization
  • Chinese National Committee /IRG for Future Earth
  • The Geographical Society of China