Regional Innovation Forum-Asia (RIF-Asia)
November 8, 2016

APRU is partnering with the Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN) and other like-minded organisations, institutions and networks to hold the first Regional Innovation Forum (RIF) this December in Bangkok, Thailand.

RFI – Asia is a creative forum to foster multi-sectoral partnerships to ‘solve the unsolved’ problems that are hindering disaster risk reduction (DRR) and humanitarian efforts in the Asia Region.

Dr Takako Izumi, Coordinator of the APRU Multi-Hazards Program, will be representing the association at the RIF-Asia taking place from December 6 – 7 in Bangkok.

Building on the recommendations from the first Asia Science Technology Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (ASTCDRR), Dr Izumi will be giving a keynote address on Academia’s role in the multi-stakeholder innovation. Increased dialogue and networking among scientists in the universities, policy makers, civil society and the media is imperative in developing innovative and user-friendly science-based solutions to reduce disaster risk.

The objectives of the upcoming forum in Bangkok are:
– To promote cross-sectoral collaboration on innovation work.
– To provide annual platform to various business, science, civil societies, UN, and other stakeholders in the region for sharing of their innovative ideas to solve the ‘unsolved’.
– To generate specific innovation projects, which can provide evidence based solutions, as concrete outcomes from the forum.
– To seek linkages of these innovative solutions to local/national disaster risk reduction plan and policies.

Click here for more information about the Regional Innovation Forum-Asia.