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 …

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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 »

A study report of the CODATA Task Group on Linked Open Data for Global Disaster Risk Research was published recently by IRDR and ICSU CODATA. This report consists of seven chapters as following: Open and Linkable: New Strategies of International Science Data Management Status of Open Data for disaster research Gaps and Challenges in Linking …

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As discussed during the 16th IRDR Scientific Committee Meeting, IRDR and ICSU proposed to prepare policy briefs for 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction. The aim is to contribute scientific inputs into critical issues for the implementation and monitoring of the Sendai Framework, and highlight IRDR’s products that are of direct relevance. Now the …

IRDR Published 5 Policy Briefs for 2017 Global Platform for DRRRead More »

This publication is jointly developed by UNISDR Asia Science Technology and Academia Advisory Group (ASTAAG), Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) and Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC). A call for submission was made for co-designing disaster risk reduction focusing on participatory action and communication in science, …

Co-designing Disaster Risk Reduction Solutions: Towards participatory action and communication in science, technology and academiaRead More »

This publication is developed by Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) and representatives with support from researchers, scientists and policy-makers in 12 countries in the Asia and the Pacific region. A call for submission was made for developing science and technology plan for disaster risk reduction. This publication is supported by IRDR International Programme Office …

ICSU ROAP and IRDR published Science Technology Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction: Asian and Pacific PerspectivesRead More »

The Regional Research Strategy has been formulated under an international science program, Digital Belt and Road (DBAR) Initiative, for promoting cooperation between countries along the Belt and Road to advocate and demonstrate the applications of big Earth data in support of the sustainable development, including disaster risk reduction, of people and economies at local, national …

A New Publication focused on DBAR DRR–Strengthening Science Capacities for Sustainable Development and Disaster Risk Reduction: Regional Research StrategyRead More »