Addressing the challenges of natural & human-induced environmental hazards
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) is a decade-long research programme co-sponsored by the International Science Council ( merged by International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). It is a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms.
To develop trans-disciplinary, multi-sectorial alliances for:in-depth, practical disaster risk reduction research studies, and the implementation of effective evidence-based disaster risk policies and practices.
1.Characterisation of hazard, vulnerability and risk. 2.Effective decision-making in complex and changing risk context. 3.Reducing risk and curbing losses through knowledge-based actions.
To In support of the IRDR Strategic Plan , the Programme is guided by the following mechanisms:Co-Sponsors (ISC, UNDRR),Scientific Committee (SC),International Programme Office (IPO).
The following are the elements of the IRDR’s research programme: National and Regional Committees(NCs), International Centres of Excellence (ICoEs), Young Scientists Programme.
IRDR Introduction Video
News23 May 2023 13:53
The video summarizes the working achievements of IRDR in the Phase I and introduces its further development in the Phase II
Agreement on IRDR Phase II became effective on May 11 2023
News16 May 2023 17:15
The Letter of Agreement of IRDR Phase II was signed by five parties and it earmarks the beginning of science journey to pursue the risk-informed suatainable development
China will observe its 15th China’s National Disaster Prevention and Reduction Day on May 12
News11 May 2023 12:54
It is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health
Call for Participation: New Technology vs Disaster Risk Reduction: Opportunities and Emerging Risks
Events19 April 2023 10:10
IRDR is launching an online workshop on technology's impact on disaster risk reduction and your participation is highly welcomed.
Max-Planck-Institute Conference: Climate Related Systemic Risks: Lessons Learned from Covid-19
Events31 March 2023 15:50
International Science Council Launched A midterm review of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
07 March 2023 10:29
The report has been produced by the ISC as part of an official midterm review by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) of the Sendai Framework, which was agreed in 2015 and set out to reduce the human, economic and social cost of disasters.
13 October 2022 17:18
The findings identify countries’ challenges and note good practices in forecasting capabilities, early warning coverage, and systems to act on them.