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MURRAY gives speech in IRDR Plenary Session with how Science can influence Policy and Practice
08 June 2014 10:00
BEIJING - Professor Virginia Murray, Consultant in Global Disaster Risk Reduction from the Public Health England and Vice-Chair, Scientific and Technical Advisory Group from the UNISDR, opened the second day of the IRDR Conference Plenary Session today with a presentation on “The road to HFA2: can s...
Translate Knowledge to Action to minimize Disaster Risks, Senator LEGARDA tells audience in IRDR Conference Opening Ceremony
07 June 2014 11:00
BEIJING - Philippine legislator, Senator Loren LEGARDA gave the Keynote Speech at the opening ceremony of the IRDR Conference 2014 in Beijing today. In her speech, LEGARDA shared stories on how the second largest volcanic eruption in the Philippines and the effects of Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption, were f...
Disaster Risk Science Conference kicks off in China
07 June 2014 10:30
BEIJING - The second Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference opened today, 7 June, at the Beijing International Convention Centre in central Beijing. With the theme ‘Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A Tool for Sustainability’, the event has attracted over 200 participants from over 4...
IRDR to Hold the 2nd Conference on Disaster Reduction
06 June 2014 05:37
BEIJING—The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) 2014 conference theme, “Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A Tool for Sustainability,” is designed to place emphasis on the importance of science as a tool to address hazard risks and issues of sustainable development. It is scheduled to be held...
4 days left to register online for the IRDR Conference 2014
27 May 2014 09:00
Just 4 days left to register online for IRDR Conference 2014 to be held in Beijing, China. The IRDR Conference 2014, under the theme “Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A Tool for Sustainability,” begins from 7 - 9 June 2014 at the Beijing International Convention Centre.Organized by the IRDR Interna...
Mr Makoto Mizutani to deliver Keynote Speech at IRDR Conference 2014
09 May 2014 11:20
BEIJING—Mr Makoto Mizutani will be a keynote speaker at the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference 2014 in Beijing, China from June 7-9, 2014. Mizutani will present “For Accelerating the Reconstruction from the Great East Japan Earthquake." His presentation addresses the policy and...
Statement on Establishing an International Science Advisory Mechanism for Disaster Risk Reduction to Strengthen Resilience
08 May 2014 15:57
At the end of March 2014, IRDR met with delegates from a number of countries, representing governments, international science bodies, UN agencies, the private sector, NGOs as well as international scientists to discuss how science and technology can best contribute to disaster risk management in the...
IDRD Newsletter Vol. 5 No. 2
30 April 2014 16:49
In this issue of the IRDR newsletter we highlight the upcoming IRDR Conference 2014 with details on the plenary and breakout sessions, keynote speakers and registration information. This issue also covers the newly released DATA Project Report No. 1 and some of the major activities and events in whi...
Bill Nicol to give Keynote Speech at the IRDR Conference 2014
15 April 2014 10:44
BEIJING— Bill Nicol, independent management strategist and former senior adviser to the Indonesian Government’s 2004 tsunami reconstruction efforts, will give a keynote speech at the Integrated Research and Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference 2014 in Beijing, China from June 7-9, 2014. Nicol will...
ISSC Announces New Transformations to Sustainability Programme and Call for Seed Funding
02 April 2014 11:10
On 31 March 2014, the International Social Science Council (ISSC) launched a new global research funding programme called Transformations to Sustainability.The Transformations to Sustainability programme aims to build scientific understanding of transformative social change in the face of global cha...
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