Urgency to strengthen science-informed decision making in disaster risk management in India

Acknowledge the fact that the present disaster management institutional policy and practices in India, although build on science and technology at it score, haven’t been able to harness the full potential of it by establishing innovative and effective institutional mechanisms which would facilitate real time and long term coordination between scientists/ experts, policy makers and practitioners. Analyze some of the critical institutional constraints, as well as opportunities. which would be essential to facilitate, build and strengthen a culture of demand for and uptake of scientific evidence in disaster management