19 March 2017 - 21 March 2017
Kyoto, Japan

Key players in the field of disaster risk reduction to meet in Kyoto

The Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction 2017 and the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes Board of Directors meeting will bring together scholars and stakeholders to discuss knowledge, ideas, and activities related to disaster risk reduction. 

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Senior Research Scholar Stefan Hochrainer-Stigler from the IIASA Risk & Resilience program will be heading to Kyoto, Japan to participate in the 3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction (GSRIDRR) 2017 and the next Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) meeting of the Board of Directors.

GSRIDRR provides a forum for researchers and stakeholders to share knowledge about and discuss activities for disaster risk reduction.  This year, GSRIDRR will take place at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) of Kyoto University in Japan.  The theme for the event this year is Expanding the Platform for Bridging Science and Policy Making.   One day prior to the start of GSRIDRR, the Board of Directors meeting of GADRI will take place. 

Overview of GADRI

GADRI is an international organization consisting of multiple institutes from around the world.  The structure of GADRI includes a President, a Board of Directors, and the Members.  There is also a Secretariat that facilitates and organizes GADRI activities. Currently, the DPRI of Kyoto University serves as the first Secretariat to initiate these activities.  Membership in GADRI is open to all interested organizations related to disaster research. 

Building on the initiatives of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 - 2030 and the work of the Science and Technical Advisory Group of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), GADRI was established in 2015 for the purpose of promoting research collaboration on topics related to disaster risk reduction and resilience.  GADRI facilitates discussions on: 

  • the formation of international research groups to investigate current global disasters via implementation of new research methodologies and transdisciplinary approaches
  • the establishment of an international network for the timely communication of research information and outputs across other networks
  • other issues relating to the promotion of disaster risk reduction, such as engaging with policy-makers and practitioners

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Last edited: 24 May 2017


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Risk and Resilience

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