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22nd Pacific Science Congress - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
05 July 2011 05:44
Asia Pacific in the 21st Century: Meeting the Challenge of Global ChangeThe Congress provided an interdisciplinary platform for scientists from the region to assess and prioritize issues requiring scientific research, bring together scientists from more remote states, catalyze international and cros...
Statement on Science and Technology for The Third Session of The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
01 July 2011 02:58
Members of the Scientific and Technical Committee of UN-ISDR prepared a statement during the Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction which set up an agenda to better align existing science and technical knowledge with the efforts to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action....
New IRDR Science Committee Chair and Members Appointed
23 June 2011 05:53
ICSU, ISSC and UNISDR approved the nomination of Sálvano Briceño as the new IRDR Science Committee Chair. He will succeed Gordon McBean effective November 1, 2011. Briceño recently retired as the Director of UNISDR, he brings extensive disaster risk and risk reduction experience to IRDR. Three new S...
Young Scientist Workshop, Beijing, China
22 June 2011 05:51
The IRDR International Programme Office and CEODE co-organized a workshop for young scientists that featured an introduction of IRDR by its Executive DirectorDr Jane E. Rovins, and talk about developing good international presentation skills, given by invited speakers from the USA – Mila Harrison, P...
Third Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction, Geneva, Switzerland
21 June 2011 05:50
The Third Session of the Global Platform convened May 8-13, 2011 and brought together disaster risk reduction, recovery and reconstruction experts. Over 2,000 policy makers and practitioners, from government, international organizations, NGOs, academia, and the private sector from both developing an...
Gi4DR, Antalya, Turkey
21 June 2011 05:50
During the Gi4DM 2011 (GeoInformation for Disaster Management) May 3 – 8 in Antalya, Turkey a mini-symposium “Natural Hazards and Disaster Risks in the Middle East Region” was held. This symposium was a part of the ENHANS project. It provided an opportunity to discuss and analyze major topics relate...
21 June 2011 05:49
It is our great pleasure to announce that the ICSU Committee on Science Planning and Review (CSPR) awarded the IRDR IPO one of the 2011 Annual Grants. The proposal by IRDR entitled “Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Workshop” has been awarded Euro €30,000. The grant is to promote integrated disa...
IRDR Scientific Committee Meeting, Paris, France
20 June 2011 05:49
The fifth meeting of the Scientific Committee was held on the 27 – 29 April, 2011 in Paris, France at the ICSU Secretariat. The meeting included updates from the co-sponsors, development of a sub-committee for the IRDR Conference (which will be held in October 2011), briefings from IRDR National Co...
ICSU Vice President Ms Reiko Kuroda visits Beijing, China
20 June 2011 05:47
On April 19th, Vice President of ICSU (International Counsel for Science) Ms Reiko Kuroda joined the IRDR International Programme Office, Chinese Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and the Centre for Earth Observation and Digital Earth (CEODE) for a meet-and-greet.Representatives from the...
Symposium on International Scientific Data Sharing, Washington D.C., USA
19 June 2011 05:46
The Board of Research Data and Information (BRDI) at the U.S. National Academies co-sponsored a free two-day symposium on The Case for International Scientific Data Sharing: A Focus on Developing Countries, on April 18-19, 2011, in Washington, D.C. at the National Academies Keck Center. The symposiu...
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