IRDR now has issued a Call for Chapters for an edited book titled: INTEGRATED RESEARCH ON DISASTER RISKS: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE IRDR YOUNG SCIENTISTS PROGRAMME, which will be part of the Springer Springer Disaster Risk Reduction: Methods, Approaches and Practices Series. The editors are Dr. Riyanti Djalante (UNU-IAS, IRDR-SC), Dr. Mizan Bisri (UNU-IAS, IRDR-YS), Prof. …

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Nanjing, China, 21 October – 1 November 2019 Understanding disaster risk will enable climate experts to generate more tailored climate knowledge and information for risk reduction and management. Similarly, understanding past and future changes and uncertainty in the projection of weather and climate extremes will enable risk management experts to use climate information properly and …

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Australian Prof. John HANDMER takes over as Chair of IRDR Scientific Committee, replacing Dr. Shuaib LWASA. Prof. John Handmer, senior scientist of Das Royal Melbourne Institue of Technology oder RMIT University, Australia, assumed the role of Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme. Prof. Handmer is a member …

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This is a joint SEI and SUMERNET discussion brief authored by Micheal Boyland as part of his research plan for IRDR Young Scientist. It is also an output from the IRDR ICoE-TDDR. The Sustainable Mekong Research Network (SUMERNET) is an initiative for research and policy engagement bringing together research partners working on sustainable development in the …

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Time: Tuesday 26 February 13:00 – 14:00 CET Source: https://council.science/events/moving-beyond-exposure-addressing-climate-related-risks-in-informal-coastal-settlements Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3710829050663008513 This webinar brings together two renowned experts to discuss disaster-induced displacement and resettlement and the associated risks people are facing in informal settlements. Speakers Bina Desai, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre David Dodman, International Institute for Environment and Development Moderated by Dunja Krause, United Nations Research …

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Science and Policy Forum for the Implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Date: 13-14 May 2019 Venue: Palais des Nations, Geneva Co-organized by UNISDR Science Technology Advisory Groups (STAG) International Science Council (ISC) Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Background The new paradigm of risk-sensitive and risk-informed development triggered by the Sendai Framework …

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SPIN (Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India and Nepal) Team has won the regional Seed Grant for the research on “Examining the Heat Stress Impact on the South Asian Vulnerable Urban Population – A System Thinking Approach”. This research grant is provided by IRDR-ICoE Taipei under the 2018 Advanced Institute – Heat Stress Sensors, Early Warning and …

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The work of Linked Open Data for Global Disaster Risk Research (LODGD) task group of CODATA is an increasingly important activity linking four global milestones – the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), Paris Agreement for Climate Change and the New Urban Agenda (NUA)-Habitat III. The Sendai Framework recognises this …

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The Herrenhausen Conference “Extreme Events: Building Climate Resilient Societies” will take place in Hanover, Germany, on October 9-11, 2019. Registration is open now! The overall objective of the conference is to elucidate the relations between climate extremes, societal resilience, and sustainable development goals. Development and transformation for achieving the SDGs can be severely threatened by catastrophic events triggered …

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