International Center for Collaborative Research on Disaster Risk Reduction

International Center for Collaborative Research on Disaster Risk Reduction

ICCR-DRR

The 2nd Workshop of the International Research Network on Disaster Risk Reduction

ICCR-DRR successfully hosted the second workshop of the International Research Network on Disaster Risk Reduction on December 7, 2016, co-hosted by EPICenter, University College London (UCL). This one-day joint workshop as part of knowledge exchange activities of the programme Sharing and Learning on Community Based Disaster Management Asia (Phase II), brought together experts from Nepal, Bangladesh, UK and China.

ICCR-DRR successfully hosted the second workshop of the International Research Network on Disaster Risk Reduction in London, co-hosted by EPICenter, University College London (UCL). It was a one-day joint workshop mainly focused on the topic of “Community Based Disaster Management”

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With the aims of providing a platform for international communication and knowledge, technique and experience sharing on disaster risk reduction, Prof. Saini Yang, director of ICCR, gave a short introduction of the center and started the workshop. The first session was hosted by Prof. Dina D’Ayala, co-director of EPICentre. Presentation on the DRR mechanisms of Bangladesh was given by Prof. Khondoker Mokaddem Hossain (Pro-Vice Chancellor of Bangladesh Open University). Dr. Ilan Kelman shared the collaborative and interdisciplinary work done in IRDR at UCL. In the second session, Prof. Mehedi Ahmed Ansary (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology), Dr Carmine Galasso (UCL) and Dr.Komal Raj Aryal (Newcastle University) shared their experience in collaborative researches in Bangladesh, UK and China. Professor Bing Li from Nanyang Technological University hosted the third session. Dr. Ramesh Guragain, Deputy Executive Director of National Society for Earthquake Technology-Nepal, explained their experiences on earthquake risk management in Nepal.

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Further discussion on how to strengthen collaborative researches from the perspectives of outputs, outcome and impact and also opportunities and challenges of networking and international collaboration on DRR were conducted. An outline strategy for future collaboration among China, Nepal, Bangladesh and UK was also proposed during this workshop.
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