The 20th IRDR Scientific Committee Meeting was held on 15 Oct followed by the International Conference on Integrated Science & Technology Contributions for Informed National Policy-Making and Action for the Implementation of the Sendai Framework on 16-17 Oct in Chengdu. Some IRDR young scientists participated the events and played important roles. Atta-ur Rahman proposed to establish …

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A new journal by Elsevier: “Progress in Disaster Science” with Prof. Rajib Shaw as Editor-in-chief is in the preparation. The journal welcomes periodic review of advancement of Sendai Framework (as invited viewpoints) as well original papers on any topic related to disaster risk reduction. The inaugural volume will be launched in the Global Platform in …

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IRDR Young Scientist Johnrev Guilaran published his recent research on International Journal of Disaster Risk Science with his colleague on psychological outcomes in diaster responders. Cite this article as:Guilaran, J., de Terte, I., Kaniasty, K. et al. Int J Disaster Risk Sci (2018) 9: 344. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13753-018-0184-7 Disaster response work is associated with various psychological outcomes. In post-disaster conditions, …

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Title: Workshop on Status of Climate Science and Technology in Asia CALL FOR SCIENTISTS IN ASIA TO CONTRIBUTE TO IPCC – AR6: APPLICATION FOR SPONSORSHIP Time and Date: 15-16 November 2018 Location and Venue: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Brief introduction: (200 words) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is currently in its Sixth Assessment (AR6) cycle, where …

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Background Development and disaster risk are closely linked – exposure to disaster risk, vulnerability and resilience of people and assets are all shaped by development processes. Transformation is increasingly understood to be necessary for moving from current development patterns that increase, create or unfairly distribute risks, towards more equitable, resilient and sustainable development. In 2015, …

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Date: 20-22 Nov, 2018 Venue: Beijing, China Organisers: WMO, HIWeather, WWRP Aim: Despite advances in forecasting and emergency preparedness, weather-related disasters continue to cost many lives, to displace populations and to cause widespread damage. The High Impact Weather Project (HIWeather), a 10-year research project established in 2016 by WMO’s World Weather Research Programme, aims to …

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The Periperi U partnership is convening an intensive, two-week Risk Methods School from 10-22 September 2018 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Hosted by Ardhi University, the School will offer seven x five-day courses in collaboration with the World Health Organisation, United Nations Development Programme and Stellenbosch University’s African Doctoral Academy. This collaboration responds to the call for …

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IRDR DATA together with Public Health England, CODATA, Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Tonkin+Taylor released the Disaster Risk Reduction and Open Data Newsletter. The newsletter consists of three parts: DRR and data in news, Publications on DRR and data, Upcoming DRR and data events. Please download for more information: