A Belarusian-Chinese research center for emergency management and response has opened at the University of Civil Protection at the Emergencies Ministry. One of the most important objectives of this project is to establish exchange of best practices between China and Belarus in the field of public safety and urban governance. The center will use the technologies such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and object information models to carry out risk analysis, monitor and forecast emergencies, and give early warning to the population.