RIA Fellows at IRDR Conference


In June, RIA Fellows, who took part in a World Social Science Fellows seminar on Disaster Risk in New Zealand, attended the 2014 IRDR Conference and presented their grant-winning projects.

The IRDR Conference was under the theme “Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A Tool for Sustainability” and placed emphasis on the importance of science as a tool to address hazard risks and issues of sustainable development.

During the conference RIA Fellows presented grant-winning projects on topics of water-related risks in megacities, indigenous knowledge and risk, and multi-scale policy implementation. A full breakdown of all projects undertaken by the RIA Fellows can be downloaded here.

Since this meeting, the IRDR Science Community has created stronger links and incorporated the Fellows. Within just a few days after the conference Fellows were asked to collectively prepare a statement on their views on the role of science and technology in the existing Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015, and their opinions on what should feature in the UN’s review of HFA in 2015 (known as HFA2).

For more on the RIA Fellows at the conference please visit the blog.