The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk 2021 International Conference
Advancing risk science for development safety
10 years of IRDR
Building a new risk research agenda for 2030 and beyond
Main conference on 8-10 June 2021 and pre-sessions during April - May 2021
Background & Purposes
Background and rationale
Overall purposes of the Conference
Main results expected
• The Conference will adopt the new Global Research Agenda on Disaster Risk Reduction, led by the IRDR Co-sponsors and IRDR Scientific Committee, for submission to ISC Board for consideration.
• Further, the Conference will deliberate on strategies to support the implementation of the Global Research Agenda on DRR, including the possible arrangements for a new phase of IRDR.
Disaster frequencies and impacts have started to increase accelerated in the last 2 decades. Since 2019 the world community has witnessed many disasters, such as extensive wildfires, extreme weather events, outbreaks of desert locusts crossing continents and, worst of all, the Covid-19 pandemic, the impacts of which remain unfolding. The underlying vulnerabilities ingrained in our social, economic and financial systems are documented and becoming increasingly recognized, thereby supporting the call of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) for a more comprehensive, forward looking, multi-hazard and systemic approach to disaster risk reduction and resilience. The need for a new and innovative approach for DRR has become very clear and urgent.
2015 is an important year for sustainability due to the adoption of the SDGs, SFDRR and Paris Agreement, and the UN Decade of the Global Goals was agreed in 2020 to accelerate the progress for achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 2021 is the first year of UN Decade of Action for the Global Goals, and is therefore important for SFDRR and for all UN 2030 Agreements. We only have less than a decade to achieve these goals, it is paramount for scientific communities to review the progress made, to assess the effectiveness in generating the expected changes, and to re-position themselves under new development context and deliver, more effectively and coherently, toward the established global goals and targets.
The completion of 10-year phase of IRDR (2010-2020) thus comes in a good juncture of time. It is important to look back and examine on the original IRDR science mission and the progress made and lessons learnt over last ten years, and, at the same time, to look forward to 2030 and beyond on how science, or STEI (Science, Technology, Engineering and Innovations) as a whole, should respond to the changing and uncertain landscape of risk and development. For a safer, and more inclusive and sustainable world, science must act more effectively, coherently, strategically, and timely in generating policy changes and providing practical and tangible solutions.
AgendaThe Agenda is being constantly updated, please pay close attention to the progress.
Opening Session (UTC 11:00-11:40)
Keynote Session 1: The changing landscape of DRR and risk dynamics（UTC11:45-12:55）
Main Session 1: IRDR achievements and lessons learnt （UTC 13: 00-14:00）
Main Session 2: Global Research Agenda on DRR（UTC11:00-12:10）
Main Session 3: Insights and reflections on Global Research Agenda on DRR and the implementation （UTC 12:15-14:00）
Keynote Session 2: Knowledge in action（UTC 11:00-12:10）
Keynote Session 3: Challenges and Opportunities for Cooperation（UTC 12:10-13:15）
● A Framework to Unleash Mission-Oriented Science: Albert van Jaarsveld, CEO and Director General of IIASA, Co-lead of the Global Forum of Funders
Closing Session （UTC 13:20-14:00）
Messages & Voices
The messages and voices from participants will be uploaded before and during the Conference. Please send your key message (no more than 100 words) with your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org .
IRDR SC ChairOn behalf of the Chair of the Scientific Committee and the Conference Organiser. The IRDR welcomes all participants to the conference and we highly value your contribution. We hope to launch the IRDR 10-year compilation and present the research agenda for Global Science in DRR.
Executive Director, IRDR-IPOThe IRDR Compilation 2010-2020 provides a sound base for future research cooperation and collaborative actions. It is encouraging to see the great progress made during last 10 years. At the same time, we must bear in mind that the mission of IRDR is far from being accomplished.
President of NIED; SC MemberIRDR NC Japan promotes that Consilience of knowledge on DRR, CCA, and SDGs should be conducted in a comprehensive manner “on-site”, where local stakeholders could be supported by Facilitators with OSS. As roles of science communities become more and more important to cope with the systemic, emerging and cascading risk landscape at global level, the Japan NC will further contribute to regional and global cooperation with IRDR 2 and international stakeholders.
Prof. Irasema Alcántara-Ayala
Institute of Geography (UNAM)If we are genuinely engaged to reducing disaster risk, today more than ever, we need to build enduring and trusting alliances between the Science & Technology Community and the arena of Policymaking and Praxis. Likewise, it is of the uttermost relevance to ensure that Disaster Risk Governance is strengthened by moving towards transdisciplinary paths of sustained and committed collaboration.
Antoine A. Smith
Co-Founder and General Manager, My Safety ApprovedIn order for young professionals in science and technology to thrive, multidisciplinary collaboration schemes between the private and public sectors are needed. In order to create opportunities for innovative solutions in disaster risk reduction and sustainable development, it is important to understand that youth engagement and "fresh ideas" are crucial elements to deal with the substantial challenges we face.
Executive Director of ICoE-RIG-WECEIPHE, Fudan UniversityCongratulation for successfully organizing the IRDR 2021 Conference and significant achievements made by members including NCs and ICoEs in the past 10 years. IRDR-RIG-WECEIPHE at Fudan University is very glad to be a new member of the IRDR community. Our ICoE focuses on the integrated research, especially the risk interconnectivity associated with climate change (weather/climate extremes in particular), air pollution and public health, for better governance and building resilient communities. I would like to express my full support to IRDR to continue shouldering the mission in the next 10 years in the special period of the post-Covid-19 pandemic and aim for carbon neutrality.
Elena A. Grigorieva
Research interests: Climate and human health, Environmental Health Threats by Climate, Human thermal acclimatization in extreme climates, Human bioclimatic indices, Urban climate, Climate and Tourism, Climate and Agriculture.
Topics for discussion: Risk of heat waves and cold spells to human health, National Plans for adaptation to health risks induced by climate change
Prof. Dr. SUN Xin
Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of SciencesDisasters, such as extensive wildfires and the Covid-19 pandemic, have great impact on ecological processes in terrestrial ecosystems. However, this huge challenge for nature conservation and human health has not received enough attention. Especially happening in urban ecosystems, these effects can expose people to potential risks of disease. Therefore, I recommend the impact of disasters on (city-related) biodiversity and its ecosystem functions to be fully considered and valued.
Diocel Harold Aquino
Asst. ProfessorAs an IRDR Young Scientist, I would like to contribute to the discourse on future directions of research and development in disaster risk.
StudentAs student of civil engineering，I take interest on pre-disaster risk analysis and post-disaster recovery using engineering skills.
DRR Monitoring and Evaluation specialistMy interest is working with stakeholders in DRR to acheive the highest standard of data that advices resilience support.
Maria de los Angeles Lara
DRM OfficerI want to know how innovations could be applied in countries not prioritised by donors from this conference.
Project CoordinatoorThis kind of exchange will allow me to know more about the evolution of the risk and disaster governance strategy at the international level.
Gustavo Sobrinho Dgedge
Associate ProfessorI have interest in flood risks in the Hydrographic Basin.
Padam Bahadur Budha
ResearcherI want to find more about research based on advanced technology.
AMAMER MUSBAH OMRAN MUFTAH
LecturerIt is to gather like-minded individuals from across the country or across the globe, to learn, discuss thoughts, network, share ideas.
Teacher _ red cross volunteerI wish to learn disaster management and make awareness to my brothers and sisters around the world.
DrSince graduation, I am interested in the evaluation of seismic hazard and seismic risk which have an impact on human society.
Environmental Quality CoordinatorI am working on disaster reduction in Venezuela.
DirectorI am an ambassador for the race to resilience and an urban grass root activist in search of solutions to disasters impacting the urban poor.
Deputy Director-GeneralI will concentrate on the discussion on Coherence between DRR, SDGs and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA), international research collaboration.
LecturerMy interest area is Disaster Risk Management as I am residing in a disaster prone country.
Postdoctoral fellowI am looking forward to the deliberations and future direction of ST for DRM.
Project CoordinatoorAgain, this kind of exchange will allow me to know more about the evolution of the risk and disaster governance strategy at the international level.
IRDR 2021 Conference-Booklet as 6 of JuneIRDR 2021 Conference-Booklet as 6 of June
Executive Summary of IRDR CompilationExecutive Summary of IRDR Compilation
Chapter 1 of IRDR CompilationChapter 1 of IRDR Compilation
Chapter 2 of IRDR CompilationChapter 2 of IRDR Compilation
Chapter 3 of IRDR CompilationChapter 3 of IRDR Compilation
Chapter 4 of IRDR CompilationChapter 4 of IRDR Compilation
Chapter 5 of IRDR CompilationChapter 5 of IRDR Compilation
Chapter 6 of IRDR CompilationChapter 6 of IRDR Compilation
(Draft)Global Research Agenda on DRR - as of 7 June for IRDR 2021 Conference(Draft)Global Research Agenda on DRR - as of 7 June for IRDR 2021 Conference
(Draft)Appendices of Global Research Agenda on DRR - as of 7 June for IRDR 2021 Conference(Draft)Appendices of Global Research Agenda on DRR - as of 7 June for IRDR 2021 Conference
Opening Session - IRDR CompilationOpening Session - IRDR Compilation
Keynote Session 1 - Jana SillmannKeynote Session 1 - Jana Sillmann
Keynote Session 1 - Virginia MurrayKeynote Session 1 - Virginia Murray
Keynote Session 1 - Huadong GuoKeynote Session 1 - Huadong Guo
Main Session 1 - WG DATAMain Session 1 - WG DATA
Main Session 1 - NC ChinaMain Session 1 - NC China
Main Session 1 - NC FranceMain Session 1 - NC France
Main Session 1 - NC IranMain Session 1 - NC Iran
Latest frontier and application of Health-EDRM within the scope of COVID-19
Organizer: Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), The Chinese University of Hong Kong; IRDR ICoE-CCOUC
Co-organizers: Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR); CUHK Centre for Global Health (CGH); CUHK JC School of Public Health and Primary Care (SPHPC); GX Foundation
Climate change and One health
Organizer: IRDR ICoE on Risk Interconnectivity and Governance on WEather/Climate Extremes Impact and Public HEalth (RIG-WECEIPHE), Fudan University
Co-organizers: Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), IRDR CHINA, WMO/IGAC MAPAQ Asian Office Shanghai, WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Technology Assessment and Management
ANSO-DRR consultation (close door)
Organizer: Alliance of International Science Organizations on Disaster Risk Reduction (ANSO-DRR)
Co-organizers: Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR); Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction, Sichuan University - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Risk Science for Resilient Cities - From Concept to Action
Convened by: IRDR ICoE-SEADPRI-UKM, UNDRR Asia Pacific Science Technology Academia Advisory Group (AP-STAAG) and Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST)
Supported by: UNESCO Youth and Young Professionals Group on Disasters, International Science Council – Regional Office for the Asia Pacific (ISC-ROAP) and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia
Promoting Coherence among Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation, and Sustainable Development by Establishing an “Online Synthesis System (OSS)” and Fostering “Facilitators” using OSSOrganizers: IRDR NC Japan; Science Council of Japan
Global Research Agenda on DRR - Perspectives from AfricaOrganizers: IRDR ICoE for Risk Education and Learning (IRDR ICoE-REaL), PERIPERI U Secretariat, Stellenbosch University, South Africa