13 January 2015 09:50
The year 2014 was an exciting and engaging one for the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme as our working groups continued to deliver on our research objectives. We recorded several milestones that underscored the significance of the IRDR message in the global disaster risk reducti...
Positioning resilience for 2015: the role of resistance, incremental adjustment and transformation in disaster risk management policy
09 January 2015 08:21
David Matyas Sahel Regional Resilience Adviser, Save the Children, Senegal, and Mark Pelling Professor, Department of Geography, King’s College London, United KingdomAbstractResilience is a ubiquitous term in disaster risk management and is an increasingly prominent concept in early discussions focu...
Regional Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Reduction Capacity Development (Periperi U Annual Report Oct 2013-Sept 2014)
26 December 2014 11:09
BackgroundEstablished in 2006, Periperi U is a platform for university partnership to reduce disaster risks in Africa. It stands for ‘Partners Enhancing Resilience of People Exposed to Risks’ – with a special focus on advancing university action on risk and vulnerability reduction in Africa.The part...
19 November 2014 14:01
AbstractThis study explores the causes of the Typhoon Morakot disaster based on adopting principles proposed by the forensic investigation approach, so as to learn from experiences of past disaster and disaster resilience. Typhoon Morakot severely devastated the southern areas of Taiwan in August 20...