News & Events
UNISDR Stakeholder Consultation Meeting 20-21 February 2018
22 February 2018 15:09
The Stakeholder Consultation Meeting of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction was held mainly by UNISDR on Feb 20-21, 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. Gordon McBean (ICSU president), Anne-Sophie Stevance(ICSU), Shuaib Lwasa(IRDR SC Chair), Rajib Shaw (IRDR SC member and UNISDR STAG Chair) and...
WSSF2018 Calls for abstract submissions and grant programmes for early-career researchers
21 February 2018 15:30
Dr. Riyanti Djalante of UNU-IAS, a new member of IRDR Scientific Committee, convenes a session and calls for submissions on Human Security and Climate Change in the 2018 World Social Science Forum (WSSF), which takes place in Fukuoka, Japan, between 25-28 September 2018. The overall theme of WSSF 20...
Launching of “The Forensic Investigation of Disasters” (FORIN)
08 February 2018 09:53
This past January 15, an IRDR publication named “The Forensic Investigation of Disasters” (FORIN) was launched by the Regional Office of Latin America and the Caribbean of the International Council of Science, in joint efforts with the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Environment and Na...
Communication of risks and investment on young generation are put forward in the collaboration between IRDR and WWRP
02 February 2018 10:09
WMO World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) delegation, consisting of Paolo M. Ruti (Chief of WWRP), Julia Keller (Junior Professional officer), Brian Golding (Co-chair of HIWeather Project of WWRP) and David Johnston (Co-chair of HIWeather Project of WWRP), visited IRDR IPO on Feb 1, 2018 in Beiji...
NATURE: Steps to the digital Silk Road
31 January 2018 11:25
Prof. GUO Huadong, Academician of Chinese Academy of Science, Ex-officio of IRDR, delivered a comment article "Steps to the digital Silk Road" on the international journal of science Nature. He urges that sharing big data from satellite imagery and other Earth observations across Asia, the Middle Ea...
IRDR Young Scientists Programme: Call for application (3rd Batch)
12 January 2018 13:15
In 2016, IRDR started the IRDR Young Scientists Programme. Now we have 72 IRDR young scientists and they have great performance in DRR.Now the 3rd batch has opened up for application. Young researchers are encouraged to apply for IRDR Young Scientists from now. The application deadline is Feb 28, 20...
2nd Annual Meeting of DBAR DRR Working Group
13 December 2017 22:00
The 2nd Annual Meeting of DBAR DRR Working Group was held on Dec 13, 2017 in Sanya China.Prof. CHEN Fang, the co-chair of the working group, summarised the activities of 2017. DBAR DRR Working Group launched a regional research initiative "Integrated Digital and Social Vulnerability Research Program...
A brighter future of IRDR is expected with the success of 18th IRDR SC Meeting
22 November 2017 16:07
The 18th IRDR Scientific Committee Meeting was held in Tokyo, Japan on Nov 20 and Nov 21. It was hosted by ICSU and co-organized by IRDR IPO. Science Council of Japan provided with the Venue. The Meeting was chaired by Dr Shuaib Lwasa, Chairperson of the IRDR Scientific Committee.In the first day,...
Prof. Guo Huadong reported the work of IRDR in ICSU GA
30 October 2017 11:18
In Day 2 of 32nd ICSU General Assembly, Prof. Guo Huadong, the representative from Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ( which hosts IRDR),reported the work of IRDR with highlight on IRDR's main achievement, key priorities for the future, ideas for strengthenin...
Call for application-Training Workshop on the Predictability of Extreme Weather Events
13 October 2017 13:03
The inaugural Malaysia Window to Cambridge at Univerisiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (MW2C@UKM) training workshop on the Predictability of Extreme Weather Events will be held on 14-16 November 2017 in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The Centre for Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Research Initiative (SEADPRI),...