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 Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) chaired by Prof. Andrew Collins, Chairman, the Borad of Directors, GADRI; and Leader, Disaster and Development Network (DDN), Northumbria University, UK. Other members included Prof. Hirokazu Tatano, Secretary-General, GADRI; Prof. Ana Maria Cruz, Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University; Prof. Sakiko Kanbara, Faculty of Nursing, University of Kochi; and Prof.Badaoui Rouhban, Representative, UNESCO/GRF.

The GADRI session report will be published in the next issue of GADRI Actions.

Photo credit to: GRF Davos 2016

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