On 3-5 June 2015, in conjunction with the 13th IRDR Science Committee (SC) Meeting and the 2nd plenary meeting of the new IRDR China Committee meeting, a roundtable on IRDR research and policy perspectives and capacity building workshop for early and mid-career scientists will be held in Qingdao, China.
IRDR SC faculty will include the current and former Science Committee chairs David Johnston and Sálvano Briceño, vice-chairs Susan Cutter and Irasema Alcántara-Ayala and long-time FORIN leader David Smith from Cepredelac in Costa Rica.
IRDR China will bring together some 30 institutes dedicated to DRR research and applied research from across China. Researchers for the workshop were selected by IRDR China following a call issued by their network.
Lectures and interactive sessions will introduce participants to the key elements of innovative IRDR methodologies. Key background materials include:
- IRDR Newsletter Vol. 6 No. 1 (November 2014-January 2015)
- IRDR Newsletter Vol. 6 No. 2 (February-April 2015)
- IRDR Annual Report 2014
- ICSU Science Plan for IRDR
The workshop will also feature IRDR’s working groups that include:
1. Assessment of Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (AIRDR) – AIRDR aims to provide a baseline of the current state of integrated research on disaster risk through a systematic and critical global assessment of the existing literature.
- Guide to Assessing Integrated Research on Disaster Risk
- Incentives for Disaster Risk Management
- Governance in Disaster Risk Management
- Transformative Development and Disaster Risk Management
2. Disaster Loss Data (DATA) – The DATA project brings together stakeholders from different disciplines and sectors to study issues related to the collection, storage, and dissemination of disaster loss data.
- IRDR Peril Classification and Hazard Glossary
- Guidelines on Measuring Losses from Disasters: Human and Economic Impact Indicators
3. Forensic Investigations of Disasters (FORIN) – The FORIN project proposes an approach that aims to uncover the root causes of disasters through in-depth investigations that go beyond the typical reports and case studies conducted post-disaster events.
4. Risk Interpretation and Action (RIA) – The focus of the RIAproject is on the question of how people — both decision-makers and ordinary citizens — make decisions, individually and collectively, in the face of risk.
- Disaster Risk: A Future Agenda for Integrative Science
- Pathways for Transformation: Disaster risk management to enhance development goals. Background Paper prepared for the 2015 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction. Geneva, Switzerland: UNISDR