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 […]
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 […]
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.
Professor Huadong Guo Elected as One of 51 New Academicians to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk would like to congratulate Prof. Huadong Guo, Director-General of the Centre for Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE, CAS) and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Ex-Officio, who on December 9th, 2011, has been elected as one of the 51 new academicians by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). Earning the title of […]
IRDR’s Executive Director Chosen to be on the Scientific and Technical Advisory Board of the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012
IRDR’s Executive Director Dr. Jane E. Rovins was invited to become a member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012. Over 1000 participants from more than 100 countries will gather at the world’s leading Disaster and Risk Conference in Davos, Switzerland. The conference will address […]
Representatives from IRDR Scientific Committee, National Committees, Working Group Chairs and Ex-Officios were involved in creating and developing IPCC/SREX report, which will be available in February 2012. Full List of Contributors: Lead Author Andrew Maskrey (Ex-Officio) Coordinating Lead Authors Ian Burton (WG Chair) Omar Darío Cardona (SC Member) Susan Cutter (SC Member) Allan Lavell (SC […]
RISK Award was launched with the Global Risk Forum during the 3rd Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva earlier this year and offers a €100,000 award to the first place project. The award will support the most promising proposal in risk reduction and disaster management and will be handed over at GRF Davos’ biennial […]
The 2011 Beijing Declaration on Integrated Research on Disaster Risk calls for commitments in key areas identified at the 2011 IRDR Conference and in previous forums, naming integration, research, global standards, raising awareness, education, and increasing funding as priorities. To view or download, please click the 2011 Beijing Declaration
IRDR IPO is delighted to announce a new addition to the IRDR Team. Majoring in Natural Disasters at the Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management of Beijing Normal University, and with a long-term experience working in the international cooperation field of disaster reduction, Ms. Yaoying Cheng began to fulfill the duty of Science Officer […]
During the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference 2011, which was held from the 31st of October to 2nd of November in Beijing, China, the methodology template on Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN) was launched. IRDR’s executive director, Dr. Jane E. Rovins was interviewed by the Science and Development Network, which is a non-profit […]
During the Opening Ceremony of IRDR 2011 Conference, Margareta Wahlström, United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, made a statement which was broadcasted via a streaming video. To watch the video, click here.
Dear All, The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference 2011 came to a close Wednesday (November 2d) with the announcement of the 2011 Beijing Declaration for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk. IRDR Scientific Committee Chair Sálvano Briceño presented the document to delegates during the closing plenary on the third and final day of the […]