14 December 2017

Meeting of GADRI Board of Directors

GADRI Meeting of the Board of DirectorsNihombashi Office of the Kyoto UniversityNihombashi Life Science Building-9F, Tokyo, Japan22 November 2017 GADRI Board of Directors meeting took place at the Nihombashi Office of the Kyoto University, Nihombashi Life Science Building, Tokyo, Japan on 22 November 2017.Various items were tabled for discussion among which were GADRI's progress during 2017; GADRI...
 

14 December 2017

First Meeting of the GADRI Book Series

First Meeting of the GADRI Book SeriesKyoto Acadia Forum, Shin-Marunouchi Building-10FTokyo Station, Tokyo, Japan21 November 2017 The Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) organized the 3rd Global Summit for Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction: Expanding the Platform for Bridging Science and Policy Making which took place at the Disaster Prevention Research Institut...
 

07 December 2017

GADRI at the World Bosai Forum 2017, Sendai, Japan

GADRI session at the World Bosai Forum was on "Vision and Future of Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI)" during the morning of the 27th November. The session was attended by nearly 30 participants. GADRI session was covered by panelists comprising of GADRI representatives from partner networks, i.e., United Kingdom Alliance for Disaster Research (UKADR), North American Alliance...
 

06 November 2017

Special Lecture on Decision and Risk Analysis to Improve Homeland Security by Prof. Detlof von Winte...

During Prof. Detlof von Winterfeld's visit to Japan, he visited the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), and the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus to deepen relationships between the three entities - DPRI, GADRI and CREATE. At this occasion, he offered to give a special lecture on decision science, especially in the field of multi‑crite...
 

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 ...