The U.S National Platform for the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction will host this listening session on the development of UNISDR’s successor strategy to the Hyogo Framework for Action. The new strategy, known as HFA2, will be launched in 2015.

This session is a valuable opportunity for the White House National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Disaster Reduction, which facilitates the platform, to hear multi-sectoral perspectives from non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, local and state officials, and private corporations. SDR aims to facilitate science- and technology-based strategies for reducing disaster risks and losses, develop opportunities for collaboration, and formulate guidance on managing disaster risk for the U.S. policy community.

This event, which will be held at the 39th Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop in Broomfield, Colorado, is free and open to the public. The session will be held Sunday, June 22, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.