This report was developed by the UNDRR’s Asia-Pacific Scientific and Technology Advisory Group (APSTAG), with contributions from scientists and researchers in the Asia-Pacific region. It is based on a review and qualitative survey, which examine the application of science and technology to disaster risk reduction, specifically to the four Priorities for Action of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The study is comprised of three parts:
Part 1 presents a regional, survey-based analysis of the progress made in regard to the Science and Technology Roadmap for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Part 2 includes a regional status review of seven selected themes, including (1) Science and synergies: focusing on sustainable development, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, (2) The Sendai Framework and science and technology, (3) Localization and inclusivity: application of science and technology at the local level, (4) Cities, climate change and critical infrastructure, (5) Science, innovation and entrepreneurship, (6) Cascading (including natural hazards triggering technological accidents), compound and systemic risks, and (7) Youth and innovation.
Part 3 summarizes the findings of Part 1 and the common issues that cut across the themes explored in Part 2. It offers recommendations for consideration during the Sendai Framework Midterm Review.

IRDR contributed to the Part w on Science and Synergies.

Reference: UNDRR and AP-STAG (2022). Status of Science and Technology in Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia-Pacific. Bangkok: UNDRR.