GADRI Secretariat
GADRI Secretariat

The Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) is a collaborative platform for engaging discussion, sharing knowledge and promoting networks on topics related to risk reduction and resilience to disasters. It was established as an outcome of the 2nd Global Summit held in March 2015 which was organized and initiated by DPRI, Kyoto University. Since then, GADRI Secretariat is headquartered at its host institute, DPRI, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.GADRI actively support the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction Agenda 2015-2030 adopted by the Third UN World Conference for DRR in Sendai, Japan and endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in the same year of 2015. GADRI continue to gain international recognition as a prominent alliance of academic research institutes in the eld of disaster risk reduction and prevention. As of March 2020, GADRI boast a membership of 205 institutes in 53 economies. During the GADRI 4th Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction (4thGSRIDRR2019), GADRI shared its commitments and contributions to the revisions of the Science and Technology Roadmap which was adopted at the UN Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in May 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. GADRI is contributing to the Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG) and the Global Risk Assessment Framework (GRAF) of the United Nations Oce for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). GADRI is now planning the 5th Global Summit of GADRI: Engaging Science with Action to be held at EC-JRC, Ispra, Italy in March 2021.For further details, visit the website http://gadri.net/

   ※GADRI Website http://gadri.net/

GADRI VISION

To deepen the understanding of disasters and find implementable solutions to achieve a disaster resilient world, by integrating knowledge and technologies from around the world. To achieve the above purpose, GADRI has the following objectives:


 1. To establish a global research network

 2. To provide a research road map, and plans and organization of disaster research groups

 3. To promote capacity development of disaster research institutes and enhance researcher and student exchange

 4. To promote exchange and sharing of data and information for scientific research across the globe

 5. To serve as an advocacy organization to present views in an effort to influence decision-making processes.

GADRI Members

The membership of GADRI is open to institutes with an aim to contribute to the advancement of disaster research, and those working in the field of disaster risk reduction. Various research institutions from around the world have joined GADRI among which are universities, networks, organizations in collaboration with UN agencies such as UNU, UNDRR, UNESCO, and others. (Detail is "http://gadri.net/members/members/")


      
            【Geographical distribution of members of GADRI - as of October 2020.】


Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction

First Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction
( https://www.dpri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/gsri/first/ )




First Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction: Exploring New Paradigms of Natural Disaster Research Based on Lessons Learned from the Great Natural Disasters hosted by the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan from 24 to 25 November 2011.


      


Second Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction
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The Second Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction: Development of a Research Road Map for the Next Decade was held at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan in March 2015.



      



3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction
( http://gadri.net/3rd_summit/ )




The 3rd Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction: Expanding the Platform for Bridging Science and Policy Making (GSRIDRR 2017) was held at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus from 19 to 21 March 2017. The 3rd Global Summit was an opportunity for various stakeholders in local governments, private sector and others to engage in risk management information, share responsibility and resources, and voice in unification evidence-based statements for implementation.



      

4th Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction
( http://gadri.net/summit4/ )




The fourth Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction (4thGSRIDRR2019) took place at the Disaster Prevention Research Institutes (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus, Kyoto, Japan from 13th to 15th March 2019. It was sponsored by the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) and Kyoto University and is the fourth session of the Global Summit Series which was initiated by DPRI in November 2011. 4thGSRIDRR2019 provided a platform for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and other stakeholders in both government and non-governmental institutes involved in disaster risk reduction and resilience to come together to discuss, share and exchange ideas to contribute to the priority areas of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.