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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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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IRDR young scientist Dr. Basanta Raj Adhikari has been nominated for “Young Affiliates” by the The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for 5 years. He has received this award in the 28th TWAS annual meeting from Prof. Dr. Bai Chunli, President, TWAS held in Trieste, Italy. He received this prestigious award for his outstanding contribution …

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  IRDR young scientist Paul Muñoz from Universidad de Cuenca of Ecuador pulished his first result of his project with his colleagues on the flash-flood forecasting. Citation: Muñoz, Paul; Orellana-Alvear, Johanna; Willems, Patrick; Célleri, Rolando. 2018. “Flash-Flood Forecasting in an Andean Mountain Catchment—Development of a Step-Wise Methodology Based on the Random Forest Algorithm.” Water 10, no. 11: 1519. https://doi.org/10.3390/w10111519 Flash-flood forecasting has …

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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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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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IRDR Young Scientist Dr. Mayeda Rashid’s programme was presented her programme at the 43rd Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop in Colorado. The title of the programme is Teacher Facilitated Child-Centred Disaster Resilience Education Program: A Participatory Action Research Study in Bangladesh. This study aims to design and test a disaster resilience education program for …

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IRDR young scientist Dr. Suresh Chaudhary recently published his research on Sustainability with his colleagues. Citation: Chaudhary, S., Wang, Y., Khanal, N. R., Xu, P., Fu, B., Dixit, A. M., … & Lu, Y. (2018). Social Impact of Farmland Abandonment and Its Eco-Environmental Vulnerability in the High Mountain Region of Nepal: A Case Study of Dordi …

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Chandra Laxmi Hada, one of IRDR Young Scientists, is the Urban Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor of DCA Nepal – Danish International Humanitarian and Development Organization. She recently initiated an innovative project “PRAYAS: Promoting new Resilience Approaches in Younger And Smaller municipalities”. This project is designed to Strengthened risk informed planning process through integration of digital technologies with …

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