Young scientists for disaster risk reduction in the region

20 March 2019

On 13-14 March 2019, the UNESCO Regional Workshop on mobilization of youth and young professionals in science for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in Central Asia took place in the Center for Emergency Situations and Disaster Risk Reduction in Almaty.

Field trip to Talgar dam UNESCO Amaty

The workshop brought together more than 50 young experts and students in the field of DRR from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Within two days, young specialists got acquainted with the reports of researchers and experts on DRR from international organizations, research institutes, and also government agencies; developed recommendations on the involvement of young people in DRR activities in the region. Participants made recommendations to UNESCO to further expand scientific research in practice for DRR, establish a network of young experts in DRR in Central Asia, improve science communication and media coverage of DRR.

Discussion of recommendations on the involvement of youth in DRR UNESCO Amaty

During the workshop, the participants visited the Talgar dam, where they learned about the activities carried out by Kazselezasopaschita and the Institute of Geography to study, prevent and mitigate the effects of mudflows, landslides and glacier lakes outburst, as an example of integration of science into practice.

Lecture from "Kazselezaschita" at Talgar dam UNESCO Amaty


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