On August 7th, 2020, the Memorandum of Understanding (“the MoU”) is signed between the Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Service Sub-Platform (DRRKS) and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk International Programme Office (IRDR IPO). IKCEST DRRKS provides knowledge services at a global scale in the form of consultancies, scientific research and education for policy-makers, engineers, researchers and technicians in the field of disaster risk reduction, with particular reference to the developing countries. IRDR is devoted to developing trans-disciplinary, multi-sectorial alliance for: in-depth, practical disaster risk reduction research studies, and the implementation of effective evidence-based disaster risk policies and practices. Given their shared areas of interest, IKCEST and IRDR wish to form a collaborative partnership through this MOU.
The Parties agree to seek cooperation in areas where their objectives overlap, if appropriate the relevance in the form of:
a. Joint research and data projects;
b. Information and visitor exchanges and web portal linkages and mutual support and promotion;
c. Development of DRR courses and trainings;
d. Collaboration on DRR knowledge service products; and
e. Capacity building on young professionals.