In 2016, IRDR started the IRDR Young Scientists Programme. Now we have 72 IRDR young scientists and they have great performance in DRR. Now the 3rd batch has opened up for application. Young researchers are encouraged to apply for IRDR Young Scientists from now. The application deadline is Feb 28, 2018. Introduction The Sendai Framework for Disaster …

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International Training Workshop on Integrated Risk Assessment Methods Using Spatial and Social Vulnerability Data for Disaster Risk Reduction opened on Dec 11, 2017 at RADI Sanya Campus. This workshop will provide a scientific and practical guide on DRR to the participants from developing countries along Belt and Road with the objective of strengthening national research …

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The 18th IRDR Scientific Committee Meeting was held in Tokyo, Japan on Nov 20 and Nov 21.  It was hosted by ICSU and co-organized by IRDR IPO.  Science Council of Japan provided with the Venue. The Meeting was chaired by Dr Shuaib Lwasa, Chairperson of the IRDR Scientific Committee. In the first day, Prof. Gordon …

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On November 20, Elsevier has launched an important new report, A Global Outlook on Disaster Science, in partnership with global experts and leading international institutions, including IRDR. The report displays an analysis of global disaster science scholarly output and specific topics being studied within research on different types of disasters. One of the most novel analyses presented …

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IRDR Young Scientist Abhinav Walia, a PhD Researcher at University of Newcastle, Australia and former faculty member at Centre for Disaster Management, LBSNAA, India, has co-edited a book titled “Disaster Governance in India – Vol-4.” The book is compilation of four field based case studies on various disasters happened in India. All the studies have …

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In Day 2 of 32nd ICSU General Assembly, Prof. Guo Huadong, the representative from Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ( which hosts IRDR),reported the work of IRDR with highlight on IRDR’s main achievement, key priorities for the future, ideas for strengthening engagement with ICSU’s membership and scientific committee at the session of ICSU …

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The inaugural Malaysia Window to Cambridge at Univerisiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (MW2C@UKM) training workshop on the Predictability of Extreme Weather Events will be held on 14-16 November 2017 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The Centre for Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is one of IRDR ICoE. The first day consists of regional …

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On August 8th, a Ms 7.0 earthquake struck Jiuzhaigou County, Ngawa Prefecture, Sichuan Province, China. The Epicenter of this earthquake is only 5 km west of a world-famous scenery site, Jiuzhaigou Nature Reserve, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and was mostly suffered from this earthquake. The official record showed that …

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