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Vacancy at ISSC
05 February 2014 12:51
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: PROGRAMME COORDINATOR: TRANSFORMATIONS TO SUSTAINABILITY The Transformations to Sustainability Programme is a new international research funding and coordination programme on global change and sustainability. Its overall objective is to increase the social science contributions...
Research outputs
28 January 2014 12:35
In this issue of the IRDR newsletter we look back at some of the major activities and events in which the Programme planned and/or participated in, and the advances the four projects made during 2013 in pursuit of the IRDR mission.Contents of Vol. 5 No. 1: IRDR Conference 2014 UN Sustainable Develop...
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Call for International Scientific Programme Committee candidates for SciDataCon 2014
27 January 2014 13:44
 Call for ISPC by CODATA & ICSU-WDS        Data are essential to all scientific endeavours. The emerging cultures of data sharing and publication, open access to, and reuse of data are positive signs of an evolving research environment. Nevertheless,...
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Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Research Associate for Review of FORIN Studies
22 January 2014 14:17
Application deadline: 20 February 2014 Salary: £33,967 - £39,705 Post duration: 24 monthsProf Mark Pelling, lecturer in the Department of Geography at King's College London (KCL) and IRDR Science Committee (SC) Member, is looking for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work alongside him on an EU...
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IRDR to Hold the 2nd Conference on Disaster Reduction
08 January 2014 13:11
BEIJING—The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) 2014 conference is scheduled to be held from 7th June to 9th June, 2014, at the Beijing International Convention Center (BICC). Organized by the IRDR International Programme Office and the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), IR...
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Fourth Call for Abstracts - 2015 Global Assessment Report (GAR15)
23 December 2013 08:17
Research Areas 8 and 17The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is issuing a Fourth Call for Abstracts as part of the development of the 2015 Global Assessment Report (GAR15). The GAR15 will be published prior to the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015, in which...
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Proposed Elements for Consideration in the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction by the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Disaster Risk Reduction
20 December 2013 08:19
The SRSG’s ‘Proposed Elements’ draws on consultations of all stakeholders that began in early 2012, including online, local, national, regional and global events. Further guidance came from countries’ reports through the UNISDR HFA Monitor, the findings of the biennial UN Global Assessment Reports o...
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IRDR Contributes to Discussions on UN Sustainable Development Goals
12 December 2013 20:36
An ad hoc working group comprising several members of the IRDR Science Committee (SC) and experts associated with the Programme, prepared a brief to inform the discussions of the United Nations General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals. The OWG will hold its seventh...
Research outputs
04 December 2013 15:45
Scientific research and practitioner experience have revealed that disasters, development and poverty are intimately linked. Destruction of assets and livelihoods in disasters set back hard-won development gains and worsen poverty, often for extended periods of years[i]. Progress in ending extreme p...
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Vacancy: Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Programme (RE-ADVERTISED)
02 December 2013 11:31
The International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR) invite applications for the important post of Executive Director of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) programme.IRDR is an ex...
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