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04 October 2017

Visit by European Commission Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC)

The Director-General of European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) Mr. Vladimir Sucha and Dr. Liliana Pasecinic, Deputy Head of Unit, visited the Kyoto University, Uji Campus Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) during their visit to attend the Science and Technology in Society Forum (STS Forum) held in Kyoto. They received a warm welcome by Prof. Hirokazu Tatano, Secretary‑General, ...
 

04 October 2017

Visit by University College London

Prof. Peter Sammonds, Director, University College London Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction paid a courtesy visit to the Kyoto University Uji Campus Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) on 2 October 2017. Prof. Sammonds was greeted by Prof. Hajime Nakagawa, Director, DPRI, and Prof. Norio Maki, Vice-Director, DPRI. Prof. Peter Sammonds (left), Prof. Norio Maki (Center)Prof. Haji...
 

30 August 2017

DPRI Newsletter No. 85 Now Available

DPRI Newsletter no. 85 - August 2017 is now available. This issue features an article about the 3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes of Disaster Risk Reduction organized by the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI), Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), and the Kyoto University which was held at DPRI, Kyoto University, Uji Campus from 19 to 21 March 2017.
 

01 August 2017

Science for Disaster Risk Management 2017: Knowing Better and Losing Less - EC-JRC Report

EC-JRC has now released the final version of its report "Science for Disaster Risk Management 2017: Knowing Better and Losing Less". This 550-page report summarizes the state of science relevant to disaster risk management from a European perspective, with the aim to encourage potential synergies across disciplines, and to identify gaps in scientific knowledge for future research. The preparatio...
 

20 July 2017

Natural Hazards Center Workshop

Prof. Hirokazu Tatano was one of the presenters at the 42nd Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop held at the Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado-Boulder, USA from 9 to 12 July 2017 under the theme of "Knowledge to Action: Reducing Hazards Losses and Promoting Disaster Resilience". Prof. Tatano presented the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) d...
 

18 July 2017

Report of the 3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes

A brief report of the 3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction: Expanding the Platform for Bridging Science and Policy Making held at the Disaster Prevention Research Institutes (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus, Kyoto, Japan from 19 to 21 March 2017 has been published in the International Journal of Disaster Risk Science June 2017, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 224-230.
 

08 June 2017

GADRI Representation at the UNISDR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

GADRI Representation at the UNISDR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction Cancun, Mexico from 22 to 26 May 2017GADRI was represented at the recently held UNISDR Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in Cancun, Mexico from 22 to 26 May 2017. Prof. Hirokasu Tatano, Secretary-General, GADRI, and Professor, DPRI, Kyoto University, Prof. Andrew Collins, Chair of Board of Directors...
 

15 May 2017

Prof. Hirokazu Tatano Appointed A Member of the Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG) for the...

Professor Hirokazu Tatano, Secretary-General, Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI); and Head, Social Systems for Disaster Risk Governance, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan, is elected as a member of the Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG) for the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) for a term of two years in cognition of ...
 

27 March 2017

Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

The 2017 Global Platform GADRI will participate in the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction will be held in Cancun, Mexico on 22-26 May. It will be the first time the most important international forum dedicated to the disaster risk reduction agenda has been staged outside Geneva. The Global Platform will mark the first opportunity for the international community to review global pro...
 

27 March 2017

World Bosai Forum, IDRC 2017

GADRI is invited to hold a session at the World Bosai Forum organized by the International Disaster and Risk Conference 2017, GRF Davos which will take place at the Sendai International Center, Sendai, Japan from 25 to 27 November 2017. The forum is a venue to spin knowledge from disasters and weave wisdom of disaster risk reduction into society. The forum is a venue to spin knowledge from disast...
 

18 January 2017

3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction

3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction Expanding the Platform for Bridging Science and Policy Making (GSRIDRR 2017) The 3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction: Expanding the Platform for Bridging Science and Policy Making (GSRIDRR 2017) was held at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus from 19 t...
 

16 January 2017

7th International Conference on Building Resilience

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 7th International Conference on Building Resilience Using scientific knowledge to inform policy and practice in disaster risk reduction and management http://www.buildresilience.org/2017/ Date: 27-29 November 2017 Location: Bangkok, Thailand Venue: Swissotel Le Concorde, Bangkok The 7th International Conference on Building Resilience, with the theme 'Using scientific knowl...
 

17 November 2016

First Book on NATECH Risk Assessment and Management Published

Authored by: Elisabeth Krausmann, Ana Maria Cruz and Ernesto Salzano Book outline: Natech Risk Assessment and Management: Reducing the Risk of Natural-Hazard Impact on Hazardous Installations covers the entire spectrum of issues pertinent to Natech risk assessment and management. After a thorough introduction of the topic that includes definitions of terms, authors Krausmann, Cruz, and Salzano di...
 

23 October 2016

International Conference on Safety (ICS 2017)

Greetings from IIT Gandhinagar! We are pleased to send the announcement for submission of abstract for presentation in the 3rd International Conference on Safety during January 3-6, 2017 (ICS 2017) at IIT Gandhinagar, Palaj, Gandhinagar, Gujarat - 382355, India. While the first two days are kept for general conference including multiple sessions on Risk, Process safety, Fire Safety etc., the last...
 

07 October 2016

Pre-conference Event Survey: Asia S&T Academia Stakeholder Group Dialogue

On March 18, 2015, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) was agreed at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Japan, which is one of the landmark agreements together with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. In Geneva in January 2016, a Science and Technology Conference was organised by the United Nation Offices for Di...
 

07 September 2016

IDRiM 2016 - 7th International Conference on Integrated Disaster Risk Management

GADRI will be represented at 7th Annual Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM 2016), entitled "Disasters and Development: Towards a Risk Aware Society" with focus on "Natural Hazards and Disasters, Water and Climate Change" will be held in the historical city of Isfahan, Iran from October 1- 3, 2016. In collaboration with IDRiM, the 2016 conference ...
 

06 September 2016

GADRI Special Session at GRF Davos 2016

The 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2016: "Integrative Risk Management - towards resilient cities" was held in Davos, Switzerland from 28 August to 1 September 2016. GADRI was an endorsed partner of the conference. In addition, GADRI had a special session titled: Roles of Scientific Communities in Disaster Risk Reduction Solutions: Perspectives for the Global Alliance of ...
 

31 August 2016

New Member - Queensland University of Technology

GADRI welcomes a new member - the Queensland University of Technology, Science and Engineering Faculty. Currently 103 institutes have joined GADRI. GADRI membership is open to: "institutes with an aim to contribute to the advancement of disaster research, and those working in the field of disaster risk reduction are eligible to become members of GADRI".y, Science and Engineering Faculty.
 

22 August 2016

GADRI ACTIONS Published!

GADRI is pleased to announce the publication of its first newsletter "GADRI ACTIONS". The first issue features news about the GADRI and the Board of Directors, special messages, articles on 2016 Taiwan and Kumamoto earthquakes and other activities. We hope you will find the information useful. Should you wish to contribute to any news/articles/announcements, please do not hesitate to contact us: ...
 

03 August 2016

Second International Symposium on Flash Floods

The Second International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi System will take place at the Technische Universitat Berlin, Campus El Gouna, Egypt from 25 to 27 October 2016. This is the second symposium in a new series of annual events on flash floods in Wadi system to look into flash floods protection and risk reduction, and to consider how the rainwater could be utilized as a new resource of water ...
 

15 July 2016

GADRI at the Second Annual Conference of INATE, Busan

At the Second Annual Conference of the International Network for Advancing Transdisciplinary Education (INATE) - Managing Global Changes for Sustainability held at the Pukyong National University (PKNU), Busan, South Korea, GADRI was represented under the session "Disaster Risk Management". Prof. Hirokazu Tatano presented the GADRI framework, vision and roadmap for the coming years, and Dr. Subhaj...
 

30 June 2016

The Charter of the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI)

The Charter of the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GDRI) was finalized at the Board of Directors meeting held at the GADRI Secretariat, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus, Kyoto, Japan on 24 June 2016.
 

28 April 2016

Summary Report on the Kyushu Earthquakes of April 14 and 16, 2016

The report that follows is based on news media reports in English language newspapers, JMA and USGS reports and NHK World television. In some cases, these reports cite city and prefectural government reports in the affected region and others are based on the observations of reporters on site. The report is divided into sections based on topic. Summary Report on the Kyushu Earthquakes of April 14 ...
 

27 April 2016

Prof. Tatano Meets with Director Hiromi Otsuka, Disaster International Cooperation Division, Disaste...

On 26 April 2016, Prof. Hirokazu Tatano paid a courtesy visit to the new Director Hiromi Otsuka, Disaster International Cooperation Division, Disaster Management Bureau, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan and shared information about GADRI and its current activities. As well as touching upon the recent Open Discussion Forum: GADRI Projects and Activities held on 23 March 2016 where her predecesso...
 

20 April 2016

Open Discussion Forum: GADRI Projects and Activities

On 23 March 2016, the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) successfully concluded the "Open Discussion Forum: GADRI Projects and Activities" at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Collaborative Research Hub - 3F, Kyoto University, Japan. The Forum was held in conjunction with the First Meeting of the GADRI Board of Directors and was attended by 55 participants fr...
 

08 April 2016

First Meeting of the Board of Directors

GADRI held its First meeting of the Board of Directors (BoD) at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan on 22 March 2016. The meeting was attended by 9 BoD members from 9 countries. At the meeting Prof. Andrew Collins, Director, Disaster and Development Network, Northumbria University was elected as Chair, and Charter of the GADRI was approved.
 

01 March 2016

GADRI Represented at the UNISDR, Geneva Meeting

Photos by UNISDR GADRI will be represented at the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Science and Technology Conference on the Implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was held at the Geneva International Conference Center from 27 to 29 January 2016. List of Speakers for the Conference - prepared by UNISDR Further details, visit link to the UNISDR Scie...
 

01 March 2016

GADRI Board of Directors Elected

The Board of Directors for GADRI was elected from 10 countries across the world on 2 Decmeber 2015. The members institutions consists of 3 institutions from Europe and Africa; 4 institutions from Asia and Oceania; and 3 institutions from the Americas. Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, the host of GADRI, remains a permanent member of the board.
 

01 March 2016

10 February 2016 Southern Taiwan Earthquake Report

The National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR) has shared a report of the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck southern Taiwan on Friday, 10 February 2016 with the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI). Report 3 of 2016 02 06 Kaohsiung Earthquake (Taiwan).pdf