The 2018 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction was co-organised by UNISDR and the Government of Mongolia from 3-6 July 2018 in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia. The Ulaanbaatar Declaration was adopted, and a two-year Action Plan agreed, to accelerate implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Asia. The Sendai Framework …

Ulaanbaataar Declaration recognizes the contribution of science and technology research and its application to Sendai Framework and and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable DevelopmentRead More »

One of IRDR Young Scientists, Dr. Sameer Deshkar recently published a Project Report  titled “Socio-Ecological Resilience as a Sustainable Development Strategy for Remote Rural Settlements in India – Integrating Community Perspective” as the Principal Investigator of the Project. The project was a Follow-on-Research supported by IRDR ICoE-Taipei and START International Inc., USA. The project is …

IRDR Young Scientists Publication: Socio-Ecological Resilience as a Sustainable Development Strategy for Remote Rural Settlements in India-Integrating Community PerspectiveRead More »

Download: [EN][SP][CN] IRDR FORIN Report Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN): a conceptual framework and guide to research has been translated into Chinese recently by IRG-Project and reviewed by IRDR IPO. This is FORIN’s second major publication. It both articulates a conceptual framework for understanding disaster risk, and codifies and presents a set of methodological principles to …

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Dr. Frank Thomalla from IRDR ICoE-TDDR published an academic paper on Sustainablity  with his colleagues recently. Thomalla, F.; Boyland, M.; Johnson, K.; Ensor, J.; Tuhkanen, H.; Gerger Swartling, Å.; Han, G.; Forrester, J.; Wahl, D. Transforming Development and Disaster Risk. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1458. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10051458. This is the feature article of the Special Issue “Transforming Development and Disaster Risk” of the Journal “Sustainability”. This article focuses on the complex relationship between development and …

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Science & technology into action: Disaster risk reduction perspectives from Asia was published during the 2nd Asian Science and Technology Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction this month in Beijing, China. This publication “takes forward the 12 action points, adopted at the First Asian Science and Technology Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction as contribution to the …

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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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As IRDR Internatioanl Centre of Excellence for Risk Education and Learning (ICoE-REaL), Periperi U is an Africa-rooted and -led initiative that began in 2006 in five universities in Algeria, Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa and Tanzania. It aims to advance risk education in Africa by mobilising university talent across regions, disciplines and language groupings. In this October, …

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IRDR, CO-DATA and Tonkin+Taylor released a white paper on disaster loss data. The UN Sendai Framework has four goals and seven targets covering global, national and local level disaster risk reduction. The UN General Assembly (Resolution A/71/644, 2 February, 2017) defined 38 indicators for monitoring the targets of the Sendai framework, on which participating countries …

Disaster Loss Data: Raising the standardRead More »

This report describes the progress of the Periperi U Consortium of Universities from 01 April – 30 June 2017, as required in terms of USAID Agreement AID-OFDA-G-16-00115. It describes the consortium’s progress with specific reference to the eight key focus areas of the Periperi U programme. These eight key focus areas fall within two sub-sectors, …

IRDR ICoE-REaL delivered quarterly report and indicated the consortium’s reach and influence from ‘local to global’Read More »