The primary motivation for the UKADR is to bring together the UK's rich and diverse disaster research community. This will facilitate collaboration and partnership to aid representation of the research community at government level in the UK, and, where appropriate, help with the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Alliance is independent and managed by voluntary contributions from the UK research community.

Membership is open to staff and PhD students of any research-and-capacity-building institute based in the UK that is active in researching disaster risk and its management. This includes universities and other educational institutions, charitable trusts, think tanks and research departments within government agencies, private businesses or civil society organisations. Disaster risk reduction, prevention and preparedness, disaster response, reconstruction and recovery are all of interest.

UKADR will provide a national contact point for international efforts to coordinate scientific efforts to reduce the global impacts of disaster. It will also collaborate with other international agencies engaged in supporting Sendai. These include:

Mark Pelling and Andrew Collins, founding co-chairs, UKADR

19 April 2016