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Welcome to GADRI!

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Established in March 2015 as an outcome of the 2nd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction, GADRI is a collaborative platform for discussion, sharing knowledge and promoting networks on topics related to disaster risk reduction and resilience to disasters. GADRI is committed to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 which has pointed out the need to better link sustainable development and climate change efforts towards a common goal of harmonious living with nature and our planet.

In order to support these goals, GADRI is engaged in:

  • commitments to contribute to the Science and Technology Raodmap to implement the Sendai Framework Agenda for 2030
  • Enhance collaboration among member organizations to foster scientific exchange and collaborative research
  • encourage evaluation and reporting of research achievements and gaps through the biennial GADRI Global Summit
  • Dissemination of information on existing global disasters consequences databases and other information through Disaster and Risk Research: GADRI Book Series
  • Sharing information on activities through newletter - GADRI Actions
  • Encourage communication tool/method for sharing knowledge on real-time applications for early warning systems and fast responses to disasters
  • Endorse GADRI member research proposals
  • Development of a database for data collection in future events

We are young and active. Currently, over 190 member institutions from around the world have joined GADRI.

While striving to accomplish our vision of GADRI, our expectation from you is to identify the status of current research achievements and gaps in your area of research to achieve disaster risk reduction in the real world; review and report these status during the biennialGADRI Global Summit; and assist us with our commitment to contribute to the goals of the Science and Technology Raodmap to implement the Priority Areas of the Sendai Framework Agenda 2030.

GADRI membership is free and we welcome you to join us and continue to work together with us to make disaster resilient world.

Dr. Hirokazu Tatano, Professor and Vice-Director for Future Plans; and
Head of Reserach Division of Disaster Management for Safe and Secure Society,
Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University

Congratulatory Message from Prof. Kaoru Takara, Programme Adviser, GADRI

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I wish to congratulate Prof. Andrew Collins, Chair, GADRI Board of Directors, GADRI members and the Secretariat for resonantly moving forward in implementing GADRI activities.

The date to hold the First meeting of the GADRI Board of Directors could not have timed more perfectly than 22 March 2016 as GADRI completed one year since it was approved by the Second Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction held at Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan in March 2015. It was a historical occasion as this year 2016, DPRI, Kyoto University celebrates the anniversary of 65 Years since its inception in 1951, and the Natural Disaster Research Council celebrates 15 years since it was established in 2001 by DPRI, Kyoto University as a network of Japanese academicians.

As GADRI pursues its goals to support the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) and the work of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Group of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), I wish to give our assurance to assist GADRI achieve even higher heights in the years to come and to share the knowledge and experiences across borders.

Thank you very much for your continued cooperation.


Dr. Kaoru Takara
Professor and Director Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University