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Mar. 15th(Sun)Sendai

Integrated Research on Disaster Risk: the Role of Science in Disaster Risk Reduction


This session presents findings from IRDR projects. FORIN advances a methodology for forensic investigations into risk drivers and root causes of disasters. DATA establishes compatible disaster loss databases across sectors and countries. “Risk Interpretation and Action” examines decision-making by individuals and institutions in the face of risk. The session also discusses innovative research funding structures.

Session chair (overall):
• Prof David Johnston, Chair, IRDR Science Committee (SC)

Moderator of the funding segment of the session:
• Dr Rüdiger Klein


IRDR Project Co-Chairs:

• Prof Susan Cutter
DATA Project Co-Chair
Carolina Distinguished Professor; Director, Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute, University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA

• Anthony Oliver-Smith
FORIN Project Co-Chair
Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

• Mark Pelling
RIA Project Co-Chair
Professor of Human Geography, Kings College London, London, UK

• Dr Emma Hudson-Doyle
Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer, Joint Centre for Disaster Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

• Dr Christine Kenney
Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Joint Centre for Disaster Research, Massey University/GNS Science,

• Yuichi Ono
International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

• Charlotte Kendra Gotangco
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Speakers for the funding segment of the session:

• Dr Jörn Birkmann
Director, Institute for Spatial Planning and Regional Development, University of Stuttgart, Germany

• Representatives of funding agencies from African, America, Asia and Europe

Session recorder:
• Ms Kerry-Ann Morris
Junior Science Officer, IRDR International Programme Officer

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