Asia Pacific in the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenge of Global Change The Congress provided an interdisciplinary platform for scientists from the region to assess and prioritize issues requiring scientific research, bring together scientists from more remote states, catalyze international and cross-disciplinary collaboration, and to announce and establish new research initiatives. The Pacific Science Association …

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Members of the Scientific and Technical Committee of UN-ISDR prepared a statement during the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction which set up an agenda to better align existing science and technical knowledge with the efforts to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action. The statement is based on work with scientific, …

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The IRDR International Programme Office and CEODE co-organized a workshop for young scientists that featured an introduction of IRDR by its Executive DirectorDr Jane E. Rovins, and talk about developing good international presentation skills, given by invited speakers from the USA – Mila Harrison, PhD, Product Development Manager,and Gina Wightman, Vice President of All About …

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The Third Session of the Global Platform convened May 8-13, 2011 and brought together disaster risk reduction, recovery and reconstruction experts. Over 2,000 policy makers and practitioners, from government, international organizations, NGOs, academia, and the private sector from both developing and developed countries gathered to assess and share information as well as set new directions …

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Gi4DR, Antalya, Turkey

During the Gi4DM 2011 (GeoInformation for Disaster Management) May 3 – 8 in Antalya, Turkey a mini-symposium “Natural Hazards and Disaster Risks in the Middle East Region” was held. This symposium was a part of the ENHANS project. It provided an opportunity to discuss and analyze major topics related to extreme natural events and disaster …

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ICSU Grant

It is our great pleasure to announce that the ICSU Committee on Science Planning and Review (CSPR) awarded the IRDR IPO one of the 2011 Annual Grants. The proposal by IRDR entitled “Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Workshop” has been awarded Euro €30,000.  The grant is to promote integrated disaster risk research by hosting a …

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On April 19th, Vice President of ICSU (International Counsel for Science) Ms Reiko Kuroda joined the IRDR International Programme Office, Chinese Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and the Centre for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE) for a meet-and-greet.Representatives from the IRDR IPO, CAST and CEODE made introductions of their organizations, followed by Ms …

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The Board of Research Data and Information (BRDI) at the U.S. National Academies co-sponsored a free two-day symposium on The Case for International Scientific Data Sharing: A Focus on Developing Countries, on April 18-19, 2011, in Washington, D.C. at the National Academies Keck Center. The symposium examined the importance of international scientific data sharing; scientific …

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