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Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes - Hirokazu TATANO


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6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2016 Integrative Risk Management - Towards Resilient Cities. 28 August - 01 September 2016 in Davos, Switzerland

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Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes - Hirokazu TATANO

  2. 2. GADRI Stands for Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes
  3. 3. GADRI Secretariat Currently the Secretariat is at: Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Uji Campus
  5. 5. Who we are At the 1st Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), it was proposed to bring together the institutions in the area of disaster risk management. At the Second 2nd Global Summit of Research Institutes for DRR, GADRI was established.
  6. 6. Who we are  GADRI currently consists of over 100 member institutes from around the world
  7. 7. Who we are  GADRI member institutes from around the world.
  8. 8. Who we are  GADRI Board of Directors is composed with members from 11 Institutes. Europe and Africa International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) European Commission, Joint Research Center Disaster and Development Network (DDN), Northumbria University, UK Asia and Oceania National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), Japan International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Japan GNS Science, New Zealand National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), Chinese Taipei America Disaster Risk Research, Institute of Geography, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER), National Information Service for Earthquake Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA Secretariat Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University
  9. 9. The Chair of the Board of Directors Andrew Collins Professor of Disaster and Development, Department of Geography / Disaster and Development Network (DDN), Northumbria University, United Kingdom
  10. 10. Why we are 1.2. Vision: Article 1. Name and vision (from charter draft) Deepening our understanding of disasters and finding implementable solutions to achieve a disaster resilient world by integrating knowledge and technologies from around the world.
  11. 11. Why we are Article 2. Purpose 2.1 GADRI seeks to contribute to enhancing disaster risk reduction and disaster resilience in close collaboration among organizations around the world through sharing of information, knowledge, experiences, ideas and initiatives on relevant research.
  12. 12. Why we are 2.2 GADRI Objectives To achieve the above purpose, GADRI has the following objectives: (a) to establish a global research network that promotes and engages disaster research (b) to provide a research road map, with plans that help facilitate the organization of disaster research groups. (c) to promote capacity building and development of disaster research institutes and enhances 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 presenting evidence-based approaches that influence decision-making processes.
  13. 13. What we do GADRI will engage in the following activities:  Planning and organization of collaborative disaster risk research initiatives  Formation of international research groups to investigate current global disasters, and implement new research methodologies for disaster risk reduction and implementation  Establishment of an international network for timely communication related to research on disasters  Organization of conferences, workshops and meetings  Dissemination and sharing of information, publications, reports, data and other research outputs  Facilitation of rapid reconnaissance field surveys following disasters  Preparation of GADRI news releases, policy recommendations, news bulletins, research reports, and other publications.
  14. 14. 11.1. GADRI shall welcome funds and / or other forms of support necessary for its work through direct or indirect contributions, donations, grants and legacies, provided these are in line with the vision, purpose and objectives of GADRI. 11.2. The Secretariat will prepare a budget with the available resources for approval by the Board of Directors. Financial Resources
  15. 15. Thematic Areas We have four thematic areas in which we have based our projects and activities:  Integrated Disaster Risk Management  Atmospheric and Water Related Disasters  Earthquake and Volcanic Disasters  Geo‐Hazards
  16. 16. What we do – GADRI Projects (1) Flagship/Cross-Cutting Projects Projects which aims at development of methodologies, information platforms and materials which can be shared among GADRI members. …e.g. GADRI Disaster Effects Portal (GDEP), Risk Assessment Platform, DRR- IMPASE “Disaster Risk Reduction Implementation Assessment”, Identification of Standardization Need for Capacity Building in Disaster Risk Management (2) Thematic Projects Projects which deal with research topics to enhance collaboration between members of GADRI who share interest in a same thematic research field. …e.g. Natech Research, Geohazard Risk Reduction, Climate Change Adaptation (3) Trans-disciplinary/area-specific projects Projects deals with case studies to solve real world problems in a specific case study area. …e.g. flash flood and water resource management in the Arabic region
  17. 17. i. Flagship/Cross-Cutting Projects  GADRI Disaster Effects Portal (GDEP)  Risk Assessment Platform  Capacity Building  DRR-IMPASSE “Disaster Risk Reduction Implementation Assessment”  Prof. Jim Mori, and / or Prof. Charles Scawthorn, PEER  Dr. Kazuyoshi Nishijima, Associate Professor  Dr. Subhajyoti Samaddar, Programme Specific Associate Professor  Prof. Irasema Alcántara-Ayala, Visiting Professor ii. Thematic Projects  Natural Disaster-triggered Technological Disasters (NaTech)  Geohazard Mitigation on the New Innovation in Science and Engineering (GEMINI)  Climate Change Adaptation  Prof. Ana Maria Cruz  Dr. Yuki Matsushi, Associate Professor  Prof. Eiichi Nakakita, Vice Director, DPRI iii. Transdisciplinary and Region Specific Projects  Flash Floods in Arab Region  Prof. Tetsuya Sumi, and Dr. Sameh Kantoush, Associate Professor
  18. 18. What we do – GADRI Projects But, it’s not limited to research activities! We have been very active!
  19. 19. GADRI Pamphlet GADRI Pamphlet
  20. 20. GADRI Actions  GADRI Actions – this is the first newsletter and hoping to continue publication of it periodically
  21. 21. Activities We have organized the following activities under each thematic area:  Symposia  Thematic Area: Atmospheric and Water Related Disasters  First International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems took place at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Japan from 14 to 15 October 2015.  Second International Symposium on Flash Floods in Wadi Systems (ISFF), planned to be held at El Gouna, Egypt from October 25 to 27, 2016  Workshops  Thematic Area: Atmospheric and Water Related Disasters  GADRI Round Table Discussion Workshop: Towards an Integrated Disaster Risk Research Platform for Hydro-Meteorological Hazards was conducted on 13 and 16 October 2015  Thematic Area: Earthquake and Volcanic Disasters  Bridging Strong-motion and Earthquake Damage on 25 February 2016  Thematic Area: Geo-Hazards:  Workshop on New Generation of Geohazard Mapping and Strategy for Its Social Application on 12 March 2016
  22. 22. Next Plan for action  Other Events:  First Meeting of the GADRI Board of Directors, DPRI, Kyoto University, Uji Campus, Japan, 22 March 2016  Open Discussion Forum: GADRI Projects and Activities were organized on 23 March  Promoting Capacity Building and Enhancing Researcher and Student Exchange:  International Training Workshop on Natural Disasters: Risk Modeling and Its Application” to be held at National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), Taiwan from 26 to 30 September 2016. Four fellowships are to graduate and post-doctoral students/researchers from south-east and east Asia are studying or conducting research at DPRI, Kyoto University
  23. 23. GADRI Representations In addition, GADRI is constantly invited to participate in various conferences, symposia, workshops, etc. To mention a few: - UNISDR Science and Technology Conference, Switzerland – January 2016 - The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Scientific Committee Meeting, France, May 2016 - INATE Annual Conference (International Network for Advancing Transdisciplinary Education), Pukyong National University (PKNU), Busan, South Korea from 2-4 July 2016 - 6th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2016, Davos, Switzerland 28 August to 1 September 2016
  24. 24. Forthcoming Major Event To recap, GADRI was established as a major outcome of the First and Second Global Summit of Research Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction This time GADRI is proud to announce it is organizing: The Third Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Expanding the Platform for Bridging Science and Policy- Making From 19 to 22 March 2017 We invite all of you to participate in this Global Summit.
  25. 25. In conclusion Further, you are welcome to join GADRI. Membership is free and is completely voluntary and non-binding. Thank you!  GADRI Web: Please enjoy discussions! Exchange Views and Ideas!!