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.
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Seminar on Air Quality and Health, 30 Nov 2021
Events
11 November 2021 16:07
A seminar on Air Quality and Health on 30 Nov, 2021 to further the understanding of the interconnection of climate change, air quality and public health, to promote the collaboration between scientists, technical professionals and practitioners and to further improve future governance.
Call for Risk KAN Steering Committee Members
News
11 November 2021 15:50
Risk KAN invites interested experts in relevant fields, from all sectors, (including, but not limited to, government, private sector, NGOs, civil society and academia) to self-nominate for the Steering Committee’s next three-year term (2022-2024).
IRDR Ex-officio Prof. GUO Huadong was given The Science for Sustainability Award by ISC
News
15 October 2021 16:37
The Science for Sustainability Award was given to Huadong Guo, who has led the development of a platform to integrate Big Earth Data for monitoring and predicting progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
IRDR Message for International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
Events
13 October 2021 10:51
Only together can we make true progress towards a safer and more resilient planet
International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals, 6-8 September 2021
Events
23 August 2021 10:24
International Research Center of Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals to support the implementation of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will be launched in this Conference.
IRDR publications
Research outputs
08 October 2021 16:09
McBean, G.A., P. Kovacs, J.A. Voogt, G.A. Kopp 2021 Building climate resilient communities: Living within the Earth's carrying capacity. SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant Report, April 2021, 57 pp.
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