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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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IRDR 2021 Conference pleasingly announced the Soft Launch of the Global Research Agenda on DRR
12 June 2021 08:27
This Agenda was commissioned by the International Science Council (ISC) and the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and the development has been led by the Integrated Research on Risk program (IRDR).
Opening Session of IRDR 2021 Conference held on June 8th, Echoing Voices Delivered by Speakers
News
09 June 2021 11:11
The opening session of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk 2021 Conference was held on June 8th physically and virtually and live online simultaneously.
Pre-sessions of IRDR 2021 Conference Provided Insights to Global Research Agenda
News
03 June 2021 15:18
From April 19, 2021 to May 21, 2021, IRDR 2021 Conference has conducted six pre-sessions from IRDR NCs, ICoEs and IRDR partners. On 9 June (DAY2 of IRDR 2021 Conference), all the Pre-sessions will present their reports and expect further discussion.
IRDR 2021 Conference to be held on 8-10 June 2021
Events
01 June 2021 16:36
The title and topic of the IRDR 2021 Conference is Advancing Risk Science for Development Safety: 10 Years of IRDR -- Building a new risk research agenda for 2030 and beyond. The registration and participation of the Conference, please visit: http://conference.irdrinternational.org
Register for the launch of a new scientific report on hazards definition
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20 July 2020 15:34
Register from: https://council.science/events/hazards-report/ The broad range and complex nature of hazards calls for a standardised fully-fledged characterization of hazards that serves as a basis for countries to assess and accordingly enhance their risk reduction policies and operational ris...
Job Opening: UNDRR consultancy on DRR Research Agenda and Institutional Landscape
News
08 July 2020 16:47
Details and Application: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=137741&Lang=en-US Posting Title:DRR Research Agenda and Institutional LandscapeDepartment/Office:United Nations Office for Disaster Risk ReductionDuty Station:GENEVAPosting Period:02 July 2020 - 14 July 2020Job Opening Nu...
IRDR publications
Research outputs
09 June 2021 10:44
IRDR Compilation 2010-2020, a comprehensive and sound record of IRDR and its work over the past 10 years, was launched during the opening session of the IRDR 2021 conference on June 8th.
Research outputs
16 December 2020 21:47
This Working Paper Series is a new publication of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), following the decision of the IRDR Scientific Committee in April 2019 to act to…
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