The Third Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction: Expanding the Platform for Bridging Science and Policy Making (GSRIDRR 2017) took place at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan from 19 to 21 March 2017.
Virginia Murray, Vice-Chair, Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG), UNISDR give the key note speech. She insisted that Incredible work by the science technology community but it is fragmented. S & T is needed effective process for shearing knowledge, building partnership and clarify on outputs, and introduced her article entitled "Developing the Philippines as a Global Hub for Disaster Risk Reduction – A Health Research Initiative as Presented at the 10th Philippine National Health Research System Week Celebration" . that explained that the combination of the risk profile of the Philippines, established national structures and experience in DRR, as well as scientific and technological innovation in this field are potential factors that could position the Philippines as a future global leader in DRR.
Banwell N, Montoya J, Opeña M, IJsselmuiden C, Law R, Balboa GJ, Rutherford S, Chu C, Murray V. Developing the Philippines as a Global Hub for Disaster Risk Reduction – A Health Research Initiative as Presented at the 10th Philippine National Health Research System Week Celebration. PLOS Currents Disasters. 2016 Oct 25 . Edition 1. doi: 10.1371/currents.dis.5cf90566bb7791456dcf6b9baf6d4873.