Authors
Robert Šakić Trogrlić
Lydia Cumiskey
A. Triyanti
Melanie J Duncan
Nuha Eltinay
Rick J Hogeboom
Mansi Jasuja
Chinaporn Meechaiya
Christina J Pickering
Virginia Murray
Date (dd-mm-yyyy)
2017-03-27
Title
Science and Technology Networks: A Helping Hand to Boost Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030?
Journal
International Journal of Disaster Risk Science
Volume
8
Publication Year
2017-03-27
Pages
1-6
Issue number
1
Document type
Article
Faculty
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
Institute
Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
Abstract
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 underlines the importance of Science and Technology (S&T) and S&T networks for effective disaster risk reduction (DRR). The knowledge of existing S&T networks and their exact role in DRR, however, is limited. This opinion piece initiates a discussion on the role of S&T networks in the implementation of the Sendai Framework. The article highlights that current practice is oriented towards a narrative that emphasizes the potential of S&T for DRR and stresses a collaborative approach delivered through networks. But a true understanding of whether and how S&T networks can mobilize and enable S&T for DRR is missing. We call for a review of existing S&T networks for DRR and the development of good practice guidelines on S&T networks for DRR. This review should include knowledge on how to overcome common challenges and maximize the benefits, along with a framework for successful evaluation of such networks. This knowledge would provide much needed guidance for existing and emerging networks.
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