21 February 2017

RISK receives 4th DPRI Award for their contribution to the field of disaster risk management

The Risk and Resilience Program is to receive the 4th Disaster Prevention Research Institute Award for its contribution to initiating the IIASA-DPRI conferences on integrated disaster risk management which have been held jointly with DPRI for the last 9 years.

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© Kenishirotie | Shutterstock

This year's award ceremony, which will be held on 21 February at the University of Kyoto in Japan, will be attended on behalf of the institute by IIASA Research Scholar and RISK Deputy Director Reinhard Mechler.

In addition to IIASA's collaborations with the Disaster Prevention Research Institute, the award also seeks to recognize IIASA's role as a founding member of the Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM), which emerged from the IIASA-DPRI conference format.

IDRiM: A brief history

The Disaster Prevention Research Institute was established in the late 1940s and is one of the leading institutions focusing on disaster risk management. 

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Last edited: 20 February 2017


Reinhard Mechler

Deputy Program Director

Risk and Resilience

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