Call for Submission of Case Studies on the Role of Science and Technology in DRR in Asia
February 3, 2016

In May 2015 the UNISDR Asia Pacific Office formed the Asia Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG) to facilitate an active role of science and technology in DRR in Asian countries. ASTAAG is composed of 8 member from 7 Asian nations and plans to publish the Asia Science Technology Status Report at the AMCDRR (Asia Ministerial Conference for DRR) in New Delhi in 2016.  The status report will include a number of country analysis and selected case studies showcasing good practices for application of science technology in DRR.

ASTAAG has issued this call for submission of good practices/ case studies for possible inclusion in the status report.  Submission from wider stakeholders (not necessarily restricted to science, technology academia community only) is highly encouraged. All submissions will be peer reviewed by at least two ASTAAG members on the eligibility and suitability to be include in the status report.


The submission should have following headings:

  1. About the project / initiative
  2. Contribution from science and technology
  3. How does the case contributes to implementation of SFDRR
  4. Contact details

Total length of the case study/ good practice should be strictly limited to 1 page (A4 size), including diagrams or figures.


  1. Submission: 31st of March 2016
  2. Review by ASTAAG members: April-May 2016
  3. Final acceptance: 15th of June 2016


Your submission should be send in MS WORD file to:

Rajib Shaw ([email protected]) and Takako Izumi ([email protected])