Keywords:youth and young professionals, Science, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (SETI)
U-INSPIRE is a platform to enable practical engagement of youth and young professionals in applying their Science, Engineering, Technology, and Innovation to support Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). Originally started in 2018 from Indonesia with support from UNESCO, the platform is currently expanding its chapters in Pakistan, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, India, and Philippines. The session consists of reports of DRR initiatives around U-INSPIRE and a focus group discussion. Reports include key practices from U-INSPIRE Indonesia, India, Malaysia and the Philippines, and information sharing from youth and young professionals from China and Japan, as well as a report of the latest toolkit development workshop held on 20-21 September 2019 in Jakarta. In the following focus discussion, all the participants and presenters will be divided into groups to discuss potential area of work in the countries where U-INSPIRE chapter is not yet established, opportunity and potential collaboration for U-INSPIRE Alliance, U-INSPIRE’s link and contribution to SFDRR.