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Strong GEM presence in Geneva helps bridge the gap between Science, Technology and DRR


Jul 2, 2018

During UNISDR's Science and Technology Conference (#science4sendai), GEM's team is looking forward to reaching out to agencies interested in collaborating to make the world a safer place. Through the active work of its partners, sponsors, associates and Secretariat, the GEM Foundation is daily supporting the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).


However, during the final week of January 2016, a multi-national, experienced and dedicated team of GEM representatives is visiting Geneva to assist in bridging the gap between Science, Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The following links offer more information about our preparation for Geneva, the posters which have been accepted for display, as well as a brief overview of how our Open Source solutions can support DRR efforts worldwide:- Preparing for Geneva - Flyer: HOW CAN THE GEM FOUNDATION’S DATASETS, MODELS AND TOOLS ASSIST YOU IN EACH PHASE OF DRR DECISION MAKING? - Poster: Improving knowledge of earthquake risk worldwide - Poster: Improving global capacity in earthquake risk assessment - Poster: Assessing national seismic risk with the OpenQuake suite of tools - Poster: Making advances in science and technology available for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) planning in middle and low-income countries - you are in Geneva for the conference, please reach out to any of the team members listed below, or save their email addresses for post-event follow-up. The GEM Team in Geneva at #science4sendai:


John Schneider - GEM's incoming Secretary General, John has represented GeoScience Australia on our Board since 2009. Mauro Dolce - Chair of GEM's Governing Board, Mauro is the Director General of the Italian Department of Civil Protection. Louis Gritzo - GEM's Board Member, Lou is the Vice President, Research for FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers. John Rees - Risk Research Champion for the UK Research Council, John is a keen advocate for GEM's Open Source solutions. [removed]Surya Narayan Shrestha - Surya-ji represents one of GEM's implementing partners, the National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal (NSET). [removed]Vitor Silva - GEM's Seismic Risk Coordinator, Vitor is responsible for the development of the OpenQuake-engine (risk) and other supporting tools. Chris Wardle - GEM's Fund-raiser, Chris has a brief to diversify and grow GEM's resource base.

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