The UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development hosted by the Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV) hosted the third International Conference on Technologies for Development: What is Essential? at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland on 4-6 June 2014. More information about the conference.
In the context of this conference, IRGC hosted a session entitled “Developing Appropriate Contexts for Successful Deployment of Essential Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction”. The session featured the following speakers:
- Xu Jianhua, Peking University (China), Risk Perception in Natural Disaster Management
- Figueroa Raul, Carnegie Mellon University (United States), Reducing the Risk of Building Collapse Catastrophes through Technology and Policy
- Edralin Monica, Local Emergency Assessment and Response Network (Philippines), The Local Emergency Assessment and Response Network: Capacity-Building and Collaboration for Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Response
- Hossain Md Khalid, RMIT University (Australia), Deployment of Biotechnology for Climate Change Adaptation and the Risk of Maladaptation in Bangladesh: An Agricultural Seed Industry Perspective
- Tiwari Prakash C., Kumaon University Nainital (India), Urban Growth and Assessment of its Natural and Socio-economic Risks in High Mountain Ecosystems: A Geospatial Framework for Institutionalizing Urban Risk Management in Himalaya