IDRC Davos 2016 CONFERENCE AGENDA

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IDRC Davos 2016 CONFERENCE AGENDA


Session
Session 18: Roles of Scientific Communities for Disaster Risk Reduction Solutions: Perspectives for the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI)
Time:
Tuesday, 30/Aug/2016:
2:05pm - 3:35pm

Session Chair: Andrew E. COLLINS, Disaster and Development Network (DDN), Northumbria University
Room: Sertig

Panel Discussion Session co-hosted and chaired by GADRI and DPRI, Kyoto University

PANELLISTS:

  • Hirokazu Tatano, Secretary-General, GADRI, Professor, DPRI, Kyoto University, Uji, Japan
  • Ana Maria Cruz, DPRI, Kyoto University, Uji, Japan
  • Sakiko Kanbara, Faculty of Nursing, University of Kochii, Kochi, Japan
  • Badaoui Rouhban,GRF Davos Senior Research Fellow, Special Advisor to the Assistant Director-General of UNESCO for Natural Sciences, Former Director, Disaster Reduction, UNESCO

Session Abstract

The session will be a panel discussion which will be composed of the three components:

  • Introduction GADRI
  • Research Gaps in DRR
  • Roles of Scientific Communities for DRR Solutions


Since the United Nations General Assembly designated the 1990s as the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR), there have been global initiatives for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for more than a quarter of a century. During this period we have achieved better understanding of disaster risk and have developed promising disciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches (e.g. single or combined engineering and other technological or people focused solutions). However, an improved scientific knowledge often could not bring about significant reduction of disaster risk in the real world. In the many conferences related to DRR, gaps between scientific knowledge and practice have remained, such as for example in relation to implementation problems and the last mile issue.


A disaster is a local phenomenon and depends very much on the local context. Without considering dynamic local contexts, including their interconnectedness with other local and global contexts, any good solutions for DRR cannot be implemented and sustained. Therefore, local research institutes, with links to one another, should play a key role for DRR. Furthermore, when a disaster happens, these institutions should be the primary sources of knowledge and information for critical decision making to prevent propagation of the impact of the disaster. In March 2015, the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) was established with the aim of contributing to DRR and disaster resilience in close collaboration with organizations around the world. In this way, the GADRI network of organizations creates a direct link from local actions and activities to the global through sharing of information, knowledge, experiences and ideas on disaster research.


The Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) was born as a result of the second Global Summit of Research Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction (2GSIRDRR), March , 2015. GADRI now consists of more than 100 research institutions around the world. GADRI seeks to contribute to enhancing disaster risk reduction and disaster resilience as a close collaboration among organizations around the world through the sharing of information, knowledge, experiences and ideas on disaster research.


The objectives of GADRI are:

(a) to establish global research network

(b) to provide a road map, plans and organization with and of disaster research groups

(c) to promote capacity development of disaster research institutes and encourage researcher and student exchange

(d) to promote exchange and sharing of data and information for scientific research across the globe

(e) to serve as an advocacy organization to speak with one voice in an effort to influence decision making processes


GADRI home page: http://www.gadri.net


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Presentations

Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) Discussion Session

Andrew E. COLLINS

Disaster and Development Network (DDN), Northumbria University, United Kingdom

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Roles of Scientific Commuinities in Disaster Risk Reduction Solutions Perspectives for the Global Alliance of Disaster...

Hirokazu TATANO

Kyoto University, Japan

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Disaster Risk Reduction and Nursing - Human Science research the view of survivor

Sakiko KANBARA

University of Kochi, Japan

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Natech Risk Management Research Challenges

Ana Maria CRUZ NARANJO

Kyoto University, Japan

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