Annual Report 2011

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) takes a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms. Although the approaches in the sciences vary, Programme approaches the issues of natural and human-induced hazards and disasters from several perspectives: from the hazards to the disasters, and from the human exposures and vulnerabilities back to the hazards. This coordinated and multi-dimensional approach takes the IRDR programme beyond approaches that have traditionally been undertaken.

In 2011, the IRDR’s projects and activities advanced the Programme’s mission by partnering with related organisations and bringing together scientists, practitioners and policy-makers from around the world in various events and activities, including the inaugural IRDR Conference, 31 October to 2 November.