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ICSU (2008) A Science Plan for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
29 December 2012 14:20
A Science Plan for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk is the foundation for the IRDR programme, one guided by three broad research objectives Characterisation of hazards, vulnerability and risk. Understanding decision-making in complex and changing risk contexts. Reducing risk and curbing losses t...
New IRDR Science Committee Member Announced
24 December 2012 05:23
IRDR is pleased to announce the approval of a new Science Committee member, Shuaib Lwasa.Dr Lwasa is a geographer with extensive teaching and research experiences at Makerere University, Uganda. He brings his knowledge and expertise in urban environmental management, livelihood systems, hazard and v...
Addressing loss and damage in the context of social vulnerability and resilience
11 December 2012 03:21
Policy Brief No.7 on Addressing loss and damage in the context of social vulnerability and resilience, presented by the Munich Re Foundation (MRF) Chair on Social Vulnerability and the United Nations University-Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), is now available online! Two of...
DFG/ICSU/ISSC Young Scientists Networking Conference on Integrated Science
06 December 2012 10:07
Food poses one of the key challenges for human societies in the coming decades. Food Futures encompasses everything from what we eat and food security to the way we research and talk about food. Food is often a central theme in issues related to security, global health, demographics, geography, urba...
Yogyakarta declaration on disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific 2012
02 November 2012 14:00
A declaration endorsed by Heads of Government, Ministers, and Heads of Delegation of countries in Asia and the Pacific, as an outcome of the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR), calling on disaster risk reduction (DRR) stakeholders to: (i) participate fully in the...
IRDR DATA Working Group Sessions on 23rd International CODATA Conference
29 October 2012 06:09
IRDR is pleased to announce that its DATA working group will lead 2 sessions on the 23rd CODATA International Conference—Open Data and Information for a Changing Planet, which will be held on 31 October – 2 November, 2012 in Taipei, China.These 2 sessions are scheduled on October 31, identified resp...
International Day for Disaster Reduction - October 13, 2012
25 September 2012 07:20
The International Day for Disaster Reduction is a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their risk to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of DRR.The theme for 2012 is "Women and Girls: the [in] Visible Force of Resilience".Women and girls make a major contribution...
First IUGG GRC Conference on Extreme Natural Hazards and Their Impacts - FORIN Workshop
13 September 2012 08:15
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators,The First IUGG GRC Conference on Extreme Natural Hazards and Their Impacts will be held on Chapman University campus during 8-12 December, 2012. Please submit your abstract, for list of scientific sessions and detailed information here. The deadline for t...
Call for Applications for the Advanced Institute on Data for Coastal Cities at Risk
29 August 2012 07:36
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators,The 2012 Advanced Institute on Data for Coastal Cities at Risk will be held 22 – 27 October 2012 and is hosted and organized by Integrated Research on Disaster Risk International Centre for Excellence (IRDR ICoE) located in Taipei, China, in partnership wi...
Review Article "Risk interpretation and action: A conceptual framework for responses to natural hazards"
15 August 2012 01:21
A review article titled Risk interpretation and action: A conceptual framework for responses to natural hazards has been published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, which is available for download.The aim of the article is the importance of a need for a better understanding of...
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