OverviewIntegrated 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.
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)
The complexity of the task is such that it requires the full integration of research expertise from the natural, socio-economic, health and engineering sciences as well as policy-making, coupled with an understanding of the role of communications, and public and political responses to reduce the risk.
IRDR addresses technological and health-related events when these are consequences of natural hazards.
To develop trans-disciplinary, multi-sectorial alliances for:
In-depth, practical disaster risk reduction research studies
The implementation of effective evidence-based disaster risk policies and practices
Characterisation of hazard, vulnerability and risk.
→ Identifying hazards and vulnerabilities leading to risks
→ Forecasting hazards and assessing risks
→ Dynamic modelling of risk.
Effective decision-making in complex and changing risk context.
→ Identifying relevant decision-making systems and their interactions;
→ Funderstanding decision-making in the context of enviornmental hazards
→ Improving the quality of decision-making practice
Reducing risk and curbing losses through knowledge-based actions
→ Vulnerability assessments
→ Effective approaches to risk reduction