It is all about Governance

‘Disaster risk governance’ was announced today as the theme of this year’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October 2020. This year, the world suffers from the great pain caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The following statement is issued by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk …

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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 …

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On 29 June, the Hazard Definition & Classification Review: Technical Review was launched online. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 (‘the Sendai Framework’) was one of three landmark agreements adopted by the United Nations in 2015. The other two being the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement on Climate …

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Invited by HazNet, IRDR Scientific Committee Chair Prof. John Handmer and member Prof. Rajib Shaw wrote their capsule for either 2030 or 2050 to provide advice  to future emergency managers, resilience practitioners, and disaster risk reduction (DRR) scholars. John Handmer: DRR as a fundamental human right Covid-19 and what were at the time dramatic climate-related …

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Register from: https://council.science/events/hazards-report/   The broad range and complex nature of hazards calls for a standardised fully-fledged characterization of hazards that serves as a basis for countries to assess and accordingly enhance their risk reduction policies and operational risk management practices. Recognizing this challenge, in 2019, we partnered with the United Nations Office for Disaster …

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Details and Application: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=137741&Lang=en-US   Posting Title: DRR Research Agenda and Institutional Landscape Department/Office: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Duty Station: GENEVA Posting Period: 02 July 2020 – 14 July 2020 Job Opening Number: 20-United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction-137741-Consultant   Result of Service Reporting to the head of the Partnerships and …

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Join us for a free webinar as we discuss this important matter – https://cutt.ly/LRWSwebinar   Currently many countries are experiencing severe drought. Could the impacts of drought have been minimised with an effective long-range warning system (LRWS)?   Tonkin + Taylor in partnership with Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), Committee on Data (CODATA) of …

Webinar: Could El Niño Long Range Warning System help countries manage the effects of severe weather events?Read More »

The ongoing COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented event in modern human history, requiring the United Nations system to work as One UN to support countries. The UN Secretary-General has asked the international community to focus on three critical areas of action: 1) Tackling the health emergency; 2) Social impact and the economic response and recovery; …

UNDRR Initial COVID-19 Engagement Strategy and Communication CampaignRead More »