About us
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.
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Mission
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.
Research Objectives
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.
Governance
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).
Elements
The following are the elements of the IRDR’s research programme: National and Regional Committees(NCs), International Centres of Excellence (ICoEs), Young Scientists Programme.
NEWS RELEASES
Expert Survey on a Framework for Digital Public Goods for SDGs
News
29 July 2022 10:40
CBAS is initiating this consultation to seek expert advice on the idea of a global project working towards improving recognition, visibility and accessibility of Digital Public Goods to improve global evaluation and assessment of SDG indicators.
Invitation:2022 International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals
Events
27 June 2022 16:36
The theme of the Forum is “Digital Technology Empowers the Achievement of Sustainable Development Goals”, with discussions centering on emerging technology solutions to the implementation of the sustainable development goals.
IRDR Activities and Publications for GP2022
News
31 May 2022 10:25
The 2022 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (SP2022) takes place from 23 – 28 May in Bali, Indonesia with the theme “From Risk to Resilience: Towards Sustainable Development for All in a COVID-19 Transformed World.”
Enhancing Understanding and Management of Disaster Risk in Humanitarian Contexts
News
30 May 2022 16:00
This session aims to strengthen understanding of how to address multi-hazard and systemic risk across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus in protracted crises and complex emergencies.
IRDR SC member Rajib Shaw won the Sasakawa Award at GP2022
News
30 May 2022 10:46
Rajib Shaw won the 2022 Sasakawa Award for initiatives which protect vulnerable communities from disaster risk.
DRR Practice from IRDR Young Scientists to close the gap between S&T at local level
News
19 May 2022 15:47
IRDR young scientists played important roles in closing gap between science and technology (S&T) and its incorporation into disaster risk management at local levels.
IRDR publications
Research outputs
07 June 2022 20:46
GAR2022 explores how, around the world, structures are evolving to better address systemic risk.
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