UNITED NATIONS VR

Proud to participate in UN study: Virtual Reality and Natural Disaster Management (WUR)

Within the overall study: Emerging technologies to achieve harmonious social-ecological interactions

 

For Techer Team, it was a pleasure to participate in the study on Virtual Reality and natural disaster management.
A very interesting experience, a consultancy project for the United Nations Policy Analysis Branch of the Division for Sustainable Development (UN – DSD) and for the Division on Technology and Logistics of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

It has come about from a collaborative process between Wageningen University and Research (WUR), State University of New York (SUNY), and Van Lang University (VLU) in Vietnam.

The aim of this report is to analyse how emerging technologies can shape the path to harmonious social-ecological system interactions, contributing to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The policy briefs investigate the practical technological applications for balancing the health of human societies and ecosystems, specifically focusing on the maintenance of social-ecological well-being (SDG 3, 11 & 14), the realization of sustainable resource utilization (SDG 6, 7 & 12), and the resilience of societies to natural disruptions (SDG 3, 11 & 13).

Virtual Reality (VR) to strengthen Natural Disaster Management (NDM) provides an overview on the benefits and barriers of VR in NDM and explores various possible future scenarios of its development. Natural disasters are becoming more frequent around the world, and therefore call for more efficient NDM in pre-, during- and post-disaster actions. In current NDM, there exists a gap between knowledge and action. This study explains how VR can bridge this in the preparedness, response and recovery phase.

THANK YOU FOR LETTING US SHARE TECHER TEAM’S EXPERTISE IN THIS SECTOR.