Deadline- Extended to April 21 2019

Following the successful release two years ago of the DRR edition of the UN MGCY Science-Policy Interface Publication titled “Disaster Risk Reduction: A Road of Opportunities,” we would like to renew this experience and share with you a call for submission of policy briefs / articles for the 2nd DRR Edition of the Youth Science-Policy Interface Publication coordinated by the UN Major Group for Children & Youth.

This special edition seeks to capture and promote the role of young people in sharing knowledge of evidence-informed best practices; discussing the role of science/technology/engineering; identifying emerging trends (challenges and opportunities); and communicating solutions for the implementation, monitoring, follow-up and review of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR).

This is an open call for all interested people 30 years of age or younger to submit a policy brief / article to be included in the DRR Edition. All articles will be peer-reviewed for content and format before they are included in the magazine.

They wish to cover important topics and trends within the cycle of disaster prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery, with the goal of presenting the special edition at the UNISDR Global Platform on DRR in Geneva on May 13-17, 2019.

They welcome contributions relating to (but not limited to) recurring items in global disaster risk reduction agenda (e.g., National and local implementation for DRR; Investments & economics of disaster risk reduction; Linkages and coherence with climate change and sustainable development) and revolving around the four priority areas of the SFDRR major priorities:

  • Priority 1: Understanding disaster risk.

  • Priority 2: Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk.

  • Priority 3: Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience.

  • Priority 4: Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better”

Criteria for Submission:

·  Topics must be within the scope of DRR, resilience, etc.

·  At least one author or co-author must be of 30 years of age or younger.

·  1000-2000 words; follow suggested format here.

They also invite contributors to submit contributions building on the previous edition. If you are interested in submitting content to this special edition, please visit this link. The publication will be online. If resources are available, printed versions will be distributed at the GPDRR.

They look forward to receiving your submissions soon!

They are also looking for young scientists to help with the review process and support. If you are interested in helping out, or for any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

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