"People at the Center of Research and Innovation for Health"

August 24 - 27  |  PICC, Metro Manila, Philippines

Disaster Risk Reduction

Governments across the globe are scaling up their combined efforts to reduce the risk of natural disasters—most notably symbolized by the Post-2015 UN framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), to be adopted in March 2015. What role can evidenced-based health research, innovations and findings play in shaping local, regional and global DRR responses? How can we change from ‘disaster preparedness’ to ‘increasing community resilience’? How can public, private and non-profit interactions be streamlined to increase efficiency and impact and reduce duplication?  How can we optimize technology and human resource development in early warning, mitigation and post-disaster response?

Program Sessions:

1.  Mega-disasters and outbreaks: lessons learned from Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), Avian Flu, Typhoon Haiyan and the Great East Japan Earthquake
2.  Increased focus on health in disaster risk management: identifying the research and innovation needs
3.  Informed, effective decision-making for disaster governance
4.  Innovation and technology in disaster risk management