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IRDR's Executive Director, Dr. Jane E. Rovins, International Innovation Interview
22 February 2012 02:06
IRDR's Executive Director, Dr. Jane E. Rovins, is featured in the February 2012 issue of International Innovation magazine. International Innovation magazine is the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities. With discrete publications coverin...
UNESCO Periodical on Science goes 100% Digital
22 February 2012 01:50
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators,UNESCO’s quarterly journal, A World of Science, has become an electronic edition in 2012. The open access journal was disseminated both online and in print for nearly 10 years to a wide readership that included governments, academies of science, scientific...
"Towards a Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction" Consultation Paper
16 February 2012 02:07
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators,The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction consultation paper is now available.This document outlines the substantive issues and a process of consultations as UNISDR head toward...
Announcement for the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012
15 February 2012 02:47
4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012, Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World – Pathways to a Resilient Society", 26-30 August 2012IDRC Davos 2012 will continue the dialogue on risks, disasters, global change and sustainability and gather again a large professional...
Call for Applications: Advanced Institute on Forensic Investigation of Disasters - Southeast Asia
07 February 2012 01:32
Dear Colleagues, Partners and Collaborators,The IRDR International Centre of Excellence (ICoE) in Taipei, China, together with Global Change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START), IRDR and the International Council for Science (ICSU), is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for t...
ICSU's New Executive Director Appointed
10 January 2012 01:03
The International Council for Science (ICSU) has appointed Dr. Steven Wilson as Executive Director. Dr. Wilson will provide important leadership as ICSU seeks to implement its newly approved second Strategic Plan 2012–2017.To view or download the press release click here or visit ICSU's webpage.
Professor Huadong Guo Elected as One of 51 New Academicians to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
28 December 2011 02:13
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk would like to congratulate Prof. Huadong Guo, Director-General of the Centre for Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE, CAS) and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Ex-Officio, who on December 9th, 2011, has been elected as one of the 51 new academicians b...
IRDR’s Executive Director Chosen to be on the Scientific and Technical Advisory Board of the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012
15 December 2011 01:21
IRDR’s Executive Director Dr. Jane E. Rovins was invited to become a member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the 4th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2012.Over 1000 participants from more than 100 countries will gather at the world’s leading Disaster and Risk Confere...
IPCC/SREX Report - IRDR's Involvement
14 December 2011 01:56
Representatives from IRDR Scientific Committee, National Committees, Working Group Chairs and Ex-Officios were involved in creating and developing IPCC/SREX report, which will be available in February 2012.Full List of Contributors:Lead AuthorAndrew Maskrey (Ex-Officio)Coordinating Lead AuthorsIan B...
RISK Award Launched at the 3rd Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
02 December 2011 00:41
RISK Award was launched with the Global Risk Forum during the 3rd Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Geneva earlier this year and offers a €100,000 award to the first place project. The award will support the most promising proposal in risk reduction and disaster management and will be h...
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