Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Young Scientists Programme

Call for application: IRDR Young Scientists Programme (5th batch) closing date 31-Aug-2023

GYA call for membership 2023

The 2023 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy in 2023 is now open. Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.

UKADR webinar — 13 July 2022

WHO Thematic Platform for Health EDRM

Scan the QR code to register for the WHO Thematic Platform for Health and Emergency Disaster Risk Management (and its reseach network).

Guidance notes

Scan the QR codes to access the WHO Thematic Platform for Health EDRM guidance notes.

Upcoming events


Universities UK COP26 conference, 17–21 May 2021

Call for papers deadline extended to 10 March 2021.

This event is a formal element in the run-up to COP26. Coordinated by Universities UK, the Climate Expo will showcase the latest thinking and most relevant international research in the run-up to COP26 around five key themes. Each theme has a dedicated conference day.

  • Friday: FINANCE

More details and to submit a paper


Sendai Hazards Report launched

The Sendai Hazard Report classifies over 300 types of hazard across the extended range of risk identified in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction. To build resilience, countries and stakeholders are demanding evidence and methodologies from the DRR community for the implementation of a multihazard approach — an approach that addresses the systemic and cascading nature of disaster risk as starkly revealed by the still-unfolding COVID-19 crisis.

More details

UK Alliance for Disaster Research Annual Conference — 2020

The meeting's theme will be 'Delivering disaster risk research for the Sendai Framework and the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26)'.

It will be held at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation and is being co-hosted by the University of Edinburgh and the British Geological Survey. Registration will start in early spring 2020.

More details to follow in early 2020.

Other news

Science for DRM 2020: acting today, protecting tomorrow

RMKC is pleased to announce that a public Call for Expression of Interest from Authors, Reviewers and Advisors wishing to contribute to the Science for DRM 2020: acting today, protecting tomorrow report, is now open for two months (until Feb. 20th 2018).

Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Center

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The Newsletter is issued bi-monthly and reports the main activities of the DRMKC, including the news and events published in the site.

In this issue:

  • Editorial
    • Editorial by François Wakenhut from DG ENV
  • Partnerships
    • 1st European Drought Observatory (EDO) User Meeting, on 9–10 November 2017
    • Training Member States in the Use of the JRC’s RAPID-N and ADAM Risk Assessment Tools
    • Towards educating the young generation of DRM professionals: training organized by CONRIS and DRMKC
  • Knowledge
    • The 2017 wildfres in the EU: weather extremes led to a wildfre season not to be forgotten
    • Flood disasters to the fore in the international news
    • DG CLIMA study: insurance and climate-related disaster risk
    • INFORM (Index for Risk Management) 2018: New methods for replacement of missing data
    • JRC study of chemical accidents in the media during 2016–2017, for OECD
    • 2nd Science for Disaster Risk Management Report 2020: Upcoming Call for Interest for Authors and Reviewers
  • Innovation
    • Improving tsunami preparedness and resilience in Europe: the ASTARTE project
    • Driving Innovation in Crisis Management for European Resilience: the DRIVER+ project
    • News from PLACARD: Development of climate services for disaster risk reduction
  • Upcoming events
    • Conferences, Workshops, Training
See the list of all DRMKC newsletters.

Supporting innovation management in the humanitarian sector

ELRHA are aiming to produce the first-ever ‘field guide’ for innovation management in the humanitarian sector. The guide will be designed to support humanitarian teams to adapt or develop innovations that help meet the needs of emergency-affected people. It will also aim to facilitate engagement with those outside the sector who want to help solve humanitarian problems.

With such ambitious goals, ELRHA are taking their time to get it right. They’ll be working with people across the humanitarian spectrum in the coming months to ensure that that deliver something that is truly interesting, relevant and useful. This is where you come in... If you're involved in the humanitarian sector and especially implementing an innovative project, ELRHA want to hear from you.

Read ELRHA's blog and take the survey.

Journey to Scale: Elrha teams’ second vlogs

@Elrha have funded three teams on a #JourneyToScale. View the video blogs from the Field Ready and Translators without Borders teams.

Journey to Scale: Elrha teams’ first vlogs

For Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund, ‘scale’ means building on demonstrated successes to ensure solutions reach their maximum potential, have the greatest possible impact, and lead to widespread change.

That’s why, with funding from Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we’re supporting Field Ready, Translators without Borders, and Panzi Foundation to take their innovations in the humanitarian sector on a #JourneytoScale!

The 2 year journey is underway, find out more about each project’s unique journey in their first vlogs.

Translators without Borders aims to scale their Words of Relief programme which will save lives by providing critical information to vulnerable populations. This video is available with subtitles in Spanish, French, Greek, German and Italian (just click the ‘CC’ button bottom right of the screen to choose your language).

Panzi Foundation and Make Music Matter aim to scale up their music therapy programme to gender-based violence (GBV) survivors across the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Field Ready aims to scale their project of innovating the humanitarian supply chain by bringing manufacturing to the field.

The Journey to Scale initiative is funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a contribution from the UK Government. Follow the #JourneytoScale.