Acceptance into IRDR Young Scientists Programme

irdr_logo_high-21I was recently accepted into the IRDR Young Scientists Programme with Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR), a research program sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).

Following the principles of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction by the United Nations, the program supports integrated research for actionable science, and aims to strengthen the link between science and policy. As an IRDR Young Scientist, my responsibilities are to be a contributor and ambassador of such research. I look forward to exploring and expanding my skills in implementing these principles into my work.

“The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) calls for enhanced role of science and technology for evidence based decision-making. It also urges the need for innovation and partnership, which is linked to practise and diverse stakeholders. IRDR, with its mandate for integrated and trans-disciplinary research, would like to promote capacity building of young professionals, and encourage them to undertake innovative and needs based research which makes science-policy and science-practice linkages stronger.” – IRDR

Edit: All Young Scientists are welcome to  join the official IRDR Young Scientists Facebook group I created in collaboration with IRDR.

More information about the IRDR Young Scientist Programme

Programme objectives:

  • Increase awareness among young scientists about Sendai Framework implementation and provide opportunities for further engagement through the Young Scientists Program on DRR.
  • Collate existing research knowledge on DRR and identify research gaps and priorities in relation to the Sendai Framework Priorities for Action
  • Identify opportunities to fund continued multi-disciplinary research by young scientists and early career researchers
  • Provide technical support to promising young researchers in DRR fields
  • Build and foster strong and dynamic networks among worldwide experts and institutions in DRR fields
  • Develop, over time, a community of high-quality young professionals that can provide support for policy making decisions related to DRR

Programme benefits:

  • Link to IRDR network of professionals and practitioners
  • Access to IRDR Scientific Committee (SC) for academic support / advice
  • Participation in IRDR related training programs
  • A certificate for IRDR Young Scientist upon successful completion

Responsibility of IRDR Young Scientists:

  • Contribute to innovative research in the field of disaster risk reduction
  • Be the ambassador of IRDR in different conferences and/or social media
  • Develop and contribute to networking of young professionals
  • Submit a 6-month report of activities in the prescribed format of IRDR
  • Acknowledge the contribution of IRDR in the academic paper, thesis etc.

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