Disasters continue to increase in numbers and affect nations and communities by impact and intensity. Most research institutions conduct research for publication purposes or for fulfilling a requirement for grants and/or a specific targetted purpose. Such research is most oftenly duplicated and at times though valuable, goes unnoticed and archived.

Focusing on the purpose and objectives, the Fourth Global Summit will explore the governing nature of empirical research on disaster risk reduction conducted by various research institutions nationally and globally, especially how evidence-based research results are utilized or implemented in mitigating disasters. Emphasise will be on integrated disaster research with a wider focus on collaborative research activities.

Parallel group discussion sessions will be held on Day 1 and Day 2. Participants will be able to join the group/s they prefer.

The discussion sessions will focus on purpose and objectives of the 4th Global Summit. Based on purpose and objectives, the participants will:

  • learn from accumulated research knowledge of each research institute
  • share information on ongoing project activities and achievements
  • explore opportunities for collaborative and empirical research activities
  • develop a statement of actions for various stakeholders in DRR which could be presented at the Global Platform 2019.

4th Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction

  • ● Deadline Paper title and abstract submission closed
  • ● Deadline - early bird registration: 31 January 2019
  • ● Deadline - online registration: 28 February 2019