Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) is an international scientific programme cosponsored by the International Science Council (ISC) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), and supported by China Association of Science and Technology (CAST). International Programme Office of IRDR (IRDR IPO) is hosted by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Aerospace Information Research Institute (AIR) of CAS. IRDR aims to usher in an inclusive, safe and sustainable world by promoting a better understanding of disaster risk and the effective use of risk science in decision-making. IRDR contributes to the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction through “A Framework for Global Science in Support of Risk-informed Sustainable Development and Planetary Health” toward 2030 and beyond. The detailed concept of IRDR Phase II can be referred at : https://www.irdrinternational.org/news/939
IRDR’s mission is to mobilize science for the reduction of all types of disaster risk; building resilience and reducing vulnerability by integrating risk science with climate change adaptation and mitigation and sustainable development. The new mission requires IRDR to bring together expertise from sciences, technologies, engineering and more. Engaging and working with relevant stakeholders, IRDR will: ● improve knowledge and understanding of risk and uncertainty that hamper progress toward inclusive, safe and sustainable development; ● promote innovation in research and action, and explore effective solutions in DRR; and ● build institutional capacity required under various socio-economic and cultural settings and development contexts for risk-informed sustainable development.
Coordinating the international research and cooperatio
Working at the science-policy-practice interface
Serving as an international hub of centres of excellence for risk research and capacity building