The main themes were: promoting research and practitioner engagement; increase technology transfer mechanisms; open data; communication of usable evidence and user’s needs; education and training; and lastly, international cooperation all contributing to national capacity building. Countries feel the main difficulties with existing delivery are gaps in knowledge, lack of coordination and a gap in capacity to use scientific evidence for policy-making.
Statements were included from countries in light grey; survey results were contributed by countries in dark grey. The views of striped countries are included in both statement analysis and survey results
UKCDS conducted the study in order to inform the new Sendai Framework on DRR (the global agreement on how nations will approach DRR) which was recently agreed at the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Japan.
It was only one month after the new agreement was signed that the devastating earthquakes hit Nepal – a stark reminder of the need for effective disaster risk reduction.