IRDR names Qunli HAN as new Executive Director

Qunli HAN appointed as Executive Director of IRDR

On 25 Sep 2017, IRDR announced Mr Qunli Han as its new Executive Director. Before joining IRDR, Qunli was the Secretary of the UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme and the Director of the Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences of UNESCO (June 2013-August 2017).

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) is an international, multidisciplinary research initiative established to address the major challenges posed by natural and other hazards to the sustainable development agenda of the international communities. The complexity of the task requires a great effort of all to bring together and integrate research, expertise, data and knowledge crossing the natural, socio-economic, health and engineering sciences. Qunli and his team in IPO of IRDR are fully committed to work with all involved in IRDR and to bring forward this important international initiative with success.

A special thanks to Dr. Rajib Shaw, the former IRDR Executive Director, for his excellent work and dedication during his tenure for IRDR.