Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) is a decade-long research programme co-sponsored by the International Science Council ( merged by International Council for Science (ICSU) , the International Social Science Council (ISSC) , and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) . It is a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms.
Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR)
The complexity of the task is such that it requires the full integration of research expertise from the natural, socio-economic, health and engineering sciences as well as policy-making, coupled with an understanding of the role of communications, and public and political responses to reduce the risk.
IRDR addresses technological and health-related events when these are consequences of natural hazards.
To develop trans-disciplinary, multi-sectorial alliances for:
In-depth, practical disaster risk reduction research studies
The implementation of effective evidence-based disaster risk policies and practices
Research Objectives
Characterisation of hazard, vulnerability and risk.
Identifying hazards and vulnerabilities leading to risks
Forecasting hazards and assessing risks
Dynamic modelling of risk.
Effective decision-making in complex and changing risk context.
Identifying relevant decision-making systems and their interactions;
Funderstanding decision-making in the context of enviornmental hazards
Improving the quality of decision-making practice
Reducing risk and curbing losses through knowledge-based actions
Vulnerability assessments
Effective approaches to risk reduction
A Science Plan for Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
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