7th International Conference on Building Resilience
Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction  

Date: 27-29 November 2017
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Venue: Swissotel Le Concorde, Bangkok

The 7th International Conference on Building Resilience, with the theme 'Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction', is jointly organised by the Global Disaster Resilience Centre at the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom, and Chiang Mai University, Naresuan University and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center in Thailand.  

Reducing disaster risk is an issue cutting across different sectors, which requires trans-disciplinary and trans-boundary approaches with the support of the natural and social sciences, including for natural hazards and applied fields such as health, agriculture, economics, environment, engineering and technology. Science can and should play an important role in reducing risk and building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.  


The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction charts the global course over the next 15 years. During the consultations and negotiations that led to its finalization, strong calls were made to develop practical, evidence based guidance to support implementation, ensure engagement and ownership of action by all stakeholders, and strengthen accountability in disaster risk reduction.  

This conference will bring together the full diversity of the science community, policy makers, practitioners and researchers from all geographical regions, at local, national, regional and international levels to share state of the art research, and discuss how the science community will best support the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.  

The conference will also consider ways to support integration of Sendai with the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Sustainable Development Goals).  

Please download the call for papers brochure here




Organised by

  • Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Naresuan University, Thailand
  • Chiang Mai University University, Thailand  
  • Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre, Thailand 

In Association with

  • Federation of Sri Lankan Local Government Authorities, Sri Lanka
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)
  • International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
  • Advancing Skill Creation to Enhance Transformation (ASCENT), an EU Erasmus+ project partners

Contact information

  • Email: Dr Ezri Hayat : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Web site: www.buildresilience.org/2017