IRDR would like to congratulate Dr Mustapha Mokrane for being appointed as the first Executive Director of the the World Data System (WDS). Dr Mustapha Mokrane, currently Science and Information Technology officer at ICSU’s secretariat in Paris,  will take up his appointment in early March 2012. To read more  

IRDR’s Executive Director, Dr. Jane E. Rovins, is featured in the February 2012 issue of International Innovation magazine. International Innovation magazine is the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities. With discrete publications covering climate, energy, environment, food and agriculture, healthcare, nanotechnology and US research. Dr. Jane E. Rovins answered the …

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Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, UNESCO’s quarterly journal, A World of Science, has become an electronic edition in 2012. The open access journal was disseminated both online and in print for nearly 10 years to a wide readership that included governments, academies of science, scientific unions and universities around the world. UNESCO continues to offer …

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Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction consultation paper is now available. This document outlines the substantive issues and a process of consultations as UNISDR head toward the end date of the current Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations …

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4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012, Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World – Pathways to a Resilient Society”, 26-30 August 2012 IDRC Davos 2012 will continue the dialogue on risks, disasters, global change and sustainability and gather again a large professional corps of risk management, global change and sustainability experts with a strong focus …

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Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators, The IRDR International Centre of Excellence (ICoE) in Taipei, China, together with Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START), IRDR and the International Council for Science (ICSU), is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the 2012 Advanced Institute on Forensic Investigation of Disasters (FORIN) – Southeast Asia. The …

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The International Council for Science (ICSU) has appointed Dr. Steven Wilson as Executive Director. Dr. Wilson will provide important leadership as ICSU seeks to implement its newly approved second Strategic Plan 2012–2017. To view or download the press release click here or visit ICSU’s webpage.