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
UNDRR Calls for Contributions to a Words into Action
Events
29 January 2023 12:18
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction is drafting a Words Into Action and calls for cases, and your contribution will be highly welcomed.
2nd Horizon Youth Summit focused on DRR and development safety
News
17 January 2023 15:21
The 2nd Youth Summit, initiated by Horizon Global Youth Development Program was successfully held. This summit focused on Disaster Risk Reduction and encouraged young people to voice their ideas in response to comprehensively changing risk langscape.
An Open Letter for Basic Science for Sustainabel Development
News
14 January 2023 09:19
Science and technology organizations and workers propose to work together and cooperate pragmatically so that basic science research can make greater contributions to global sustainable development!
DRR and Open Data Newsletter | Jan 2023
News
22 December 2022 17:36
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IRDR Season's Greeting
News
22 December 2022 17:07
At the year end 2022, the team of IRDR IPO is sending you best wishes for the Holiday Season!
The Sixth International Workshop for Disaster Risk Reduction Knowledge Service successfully held
News
13 December 2022 17:58
This workshop was co-held by UNESCO IKCEST with the support of UNESCO DRR Section. Open Science and DRR Actions was discussed by the participants.
IRDR publications
Research outputs
13 October 2022 17:18
The findings identify countries’ challenges and note good practices in forecasting capabilities, early warning coverage, and systems to act on them.
Working paper series
27 September 2022 09:53
Citation of this publication: Ouyang, H., Tang, X. and Zhang, R.(2022). Research themes, trends and future priorities in the field of climate change and health. IRDR Working Paper Series, 26 pages. doi: 10.24948/2022.05
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