Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version)


Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Program, international science program, disaster risk reduction

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S & T and Society


Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Program is a 10-year international science program initiated by International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU), International Social Sciences Council (ISSC), and United Nations Office International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). In 2009, International Programme Office (IPO) of IRDR Program successfully applied by China Association for Science and Technology in Beijing, became the first office of ICSU Interdisciplinary Body hosted in Asia. IRDR Program has been implemented for ten years, and it has become the flagship program for global integrated research on disaster risk, established an extensive global disaster risk comprehensive research network, and formed an effective international science program management mechanism. Four major achievements have been achieved through ten years: (1) successfully implemented the international science program of the ICSU for the first time; (2) operated for ten years to ensure the successful implementation of the program; (3) improved the level of technology governance on global disaster risk; (4) facilitated the establishment of the IRDR Phase II New Decade Plan. The platform has been utilized to learn advanced international concepts, to contribute Chinese wisdom and strength, to provide China’s experience in organizing the international science program, and to make important contributions to global integrated disaster risk reduction.

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