Call for participation: Disaster Risk Reduction session at FBAS 2022
06 September 2022 14:53

Topic of the session:

Harness technologies, data and knowledge for risk reduction

Date and time:

14:00-15:30 (Beijing Time, UTC+8), September 8, 2022

Background and Rationale:

2022 International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals (FBAS) will be held on 6th -8th, September, 2022 in a hybrid format with the main physical venue located in Beijing, China. The theme of the Forum is “Digital Technology Empowers the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals”, with discussions centering on emerging technology solutions to the implementation of the sustainable development goals. The Forum aims to promote the sharing of big data methods, technologies, and knowledge for sustainable development, and build a global academic exchange platform for the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism to support sustainable development goals. For more details and registration, please visit at

The Disaster Risk Reduction Session at FBAS 2022 will be co-organized by Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) and the Digital Belt and Road Program (DBAR) Disaster Risk Reduction Working Group. The topic will focus on Priority 5 of the Global Risk Research Framework "Harness Technologies, Data and Knowledge for Disaster Risk Reduction".

Guiding questions:

  • How can the technologies be better used to support the SDGs and risk reduction?
  • How to develop an open access digital platform to promote transformative action, knowledge sharing and social resilience?
  • How can data technology enhance integrated, trans-disciplinary and multi-sector cooperation and decision-making in the diverse development context?

Link for participants


Download the concept document for more information: [Concept Document]


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