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July 2016

Enhancing synergies for disaster prevention in the European Union


June 2016

Global assessment on disaster risk reduction

Disaster risk governance at the local level

GDRC flying high at the CIB World Building Congress

Prof. Bingunath Ingirige joins GDRC

Keynote speech on exploring resilience


May 2016

Communication research to build societal resilience

Socio-political and cultural dimensions of reconciliation

Round table discussion on building disaster resilient construction


April 2016

CADRE project meeting and stakeholder seminar in Lithuania


March 2016

Launching a new EU project aims to reduce impact of disasters

GDRC working with local governments in Sri Lanka


February 2016

Briefing paper on disasters and accountability

Presentation to UNISDR support group

Chairing a UN working group

EC reviewers liked the taste of our ESPREssO


January 2016

Euro 1,000,000 project to reduce the impact of natural disasters

Partnering with UNISDR Science and Technology Conference


December 2015

Coast at risk – the importance of risk knowledge

Making built environments responsive

Construction role to Increase Societal Resilience to Disasters

Abstracts on Ensuring Accountability in Disaster Risk Management

Workshop on Disaster Risk Management and Reconstruction

GDRC visit to University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka


November 2015

GDRC wins a €1million grant

Multi-disciplinary workshop for resilient coastal communities

GDRC in Indonesia – key notes and round tables


October 2015

Call for papers: Building Resilience Conference

Leading Disaster Risk Reduction


September 2015

Symposium in Disaster Resilience and Built Environment Education

Latest issue of Disaster Resilience Journal published

Call for Papers: ensuring accountability in disaster management

Tsunami Risk Assessment and Mitigation for the Indian Ocean

Role of Higher Education for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

Partnering with Building Resilience Conference

Disaster risk mitigation for infrastructure - Global perspective


August 2015

Science and technology cooperation between South Asia and the EU


July 2015

Briefing Paper on Taking stock of the Tsunami recovery process


June 2015

Professor Suzanne Wilkinson from New Zealand visiting GDRC

Symposium on Enhancing Resilience of Critical Road Structures

Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI)

Workshop on development of disaster resilient coastal communities

Latest issue of the Journal of Disaster Resilience published

Training Workshop on Coastal Hazard Assessment in Risk Management

Position paper on societal challenges : South Asia

Special Issue on Managing Disaster Recovery Projects

CASCADE Briefing Paper March 2015

Ecosystem Resilience in a Changing Climate

Partnering with Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre


May 2015

Global Disaster Resilience Centre Lecture - Inspired Huddersfield

GDRC partnering with World Centre of Excellence

Information Session on SCOPUS and Thomson Reuters ISI

Launch of the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Road Map for 2030

GAR 2015 Contributing and Background papers


April 2015

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

Science is used for Disaster Risk Reduction

Global Summit of Research Institutes for Disaster Risk Reduction

Uni profs at UN Disaster Risk Reduction world conference in Japan

Inter-disciplinary research in global disaster resilience

Resilience Management with Intelligent Systems

Disasters and Human Security Forum

Applying Science and Technology to Disaster Risk Reduction

Roadmap for European Disaster Resilience Network for Education


March 2015

The role of Higher Education in Disaster Risk Knowledge

Latest Issue of ANDROID EXCHANGE Published

GDRC and the Local Governments Roundtable

Reducing Disaster Risk in Urban Settings

ANDROID contributes to the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

GDRC secure British Council workshop grant

Road to Sendai from Huddersfield

Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR 2015)


February 2015

Special themed issue of the IJDRBE

GDRC journal article published in special themed IJDRBE


January 2015

GDRC become partner of UN-HABITAT HABITAT UNIVERSITIES initiative

Full proceedings of International Conference


December 2014

Latest issue of Disaster Resilience Journal published

Advocates and Cities Resilient to Disasters

Tsunami Recovery: Ten Years On

5th International Conference on Building Resilience, 15th - 17th July 2015, Newcastle, Australia

Horizon 2020 event facilitation at the University Grants Commission in Sri Lanka

Profs play key role in tsunami warning and mitigation system


November 2014

GDRC and Horizon 2020

GDRC invited to International Conference

Latest issue – Volume 5 issue 4 – International Journal of Disaster Resilience – Available now

Disaster resilience and reconstruction – fully funded PhD studentships


October 2014

Preparatory discussions for UN Conference

ANDROID Exchange Vol 2, issue 2 is out

Capacity Gaps in Post Disaster Waste Management: Case Study in Sri Lanka

Collaborative Action towards Societal Challenges through Awareness, Development and Education (CASCADE) : Sri Lanka’s contribution


September 2014

Tsunami Recovery in Sri Lanka: Ten Years On

Emerging Trends in Disaster Management, Global Frameworks & International Best Practices, Conventions and Knowledge Transfer Mechanisms

4th International Conference on Building Resilience : ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network publication available online

Winner of the President’s Awards for Scientific Publication

Working together with UNESCO Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWS)

3rd ANDROID Conference incorporating International Conference on Building Resilience The concept of resilience as a useful framework of analysis for how society can cope with the threat of natural and human induced hazards , Media City, Salford, UK, 8th – 11th September 2014

New university, new horizons – I have moved to University of Huddersfield, UK

The future we want- Safer Sri Lanka; Disaster Management Conference; 24-26 September, 2014 – BMICH, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka


August 2014

AXA Outlook award short list


July 2014

CASCADE project meeting : Male, Maldives

RESINT project meeting : MediacityUK, University of Salford, UK

CENEAST project meeting: Mink, Belarus


June 2014

Current issue - Volume 5 issue 2 - International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment - Available now

EU education & training programmes - Increasing the European societies’ resilience to disasters of human and natural origin

Special Themed issue on The “State of DRR at the Local Level”: A 2015 Report on the Patterns of Disaster Risk Reduction Actions at Local Level


May 2014

Centre for Disaster Resilience to be a partner of the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC Davos 2014

10th International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (I3R2) : Collaboration for Effective Disaster Mitigation and Response, Perdue University, Indiana, USA

The 2014 CIB W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/81/83 International Conference on Construction in a Changing World

Horizon 2020 Training events in collaboration with CASCADE (Collaborative Action towards Societal Challenges through Awareness, Development, and Education)


April 2014

Panel discussion on CADRE (Collaborative Action towards Disaster Resilience Education)

Two Salford Professors have been appointed for prestigious positions

Attended and actively participated at the World Urban Forum: Urban Equity in Development – Cities for Life , Medellin, Colombia, 5th – 11th April 2014


March 2014

ANDROID residential school paper proceedings are now available

Asia-Pacific’s contribution to the post-2015 Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA2) for Disaster Risk Reduction

Latest issue of the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment


February 2014

CDR Welcomes new PhD researchers


January 2014

Salford University to launch prestigious EU funding programme in South Asia

Prestigious appointment for Salford academic


December 2013

CADRE press release

Enhancing resilience of critical road infrastructure: bridges, culverts and flood ways


November 2013

Presentation at the International Roundtable for Disaster Resilience

Launch of a key international research collaboration to increase European and South Asian Cooperation in addressing global science and technology challenges


October 2013

2nd Meeting and the 2nd annual conference of the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network, Cyprus, 22nd – 25th October 2013


September 2013

Capacity Building workshop on Disaster Resilient Measures, Southern Province, Sri Lanka

International Conference on Building Resilience: Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies to address the challenges associated with disaster risk, Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, 17th - 19th September 2013


August 2013

Table of contents from the most recently published issue of International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment

Panelist at Fourth Annual Conference on Community Resilience, August 29 - 30, 2013 Davos, Switzerland


July 2013

9th Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Renewal and Reconstruction


May 2013

Global assessment report on disaster risk reduction

Implementation of the UNISDR World Disaster Reduction Campaign on Making Cities Resilient, Summary of actions by the Centre for Disaster Resilience, University of Salford, UK


April 2013

A Journal paper entitled "Developing an approach to assess the influence of integrating disaster risk reduction practices into infrastructure reconstruction on socio-economicdevelopment" has just been published in Disaster Prevention and Management

Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2013 (shortlist)

Tri – University Symposium – ‘Conflict Studies’


March 2013

Centre for Disaster Resilience collaborate with UNESCO/IOC

Centre for Disaster resilience has been nominated for the prestigious 2013 United Nations Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction

Public lci Lecture Series – UTM Razak School of Engineering and Technology , Universti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia

Salford work in Sri Lanka and Iraq praised at Guardian awards


February 2013

MAKING CITIES RESILIENT Special Themed issue of the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment (IJDRBE)

Centre for Disaster Resilience: Reducing the threat of disasters for vulnerable communities worldwide


December 2012

Launch of "(CEN-EAST) Reformation of the Curricula on Built Environment in the Eastern Neighbouring Area” Project

Special disaster management session at the 6th International Conference and Workshop on the Built Environment in Developing Countries


November 2012

Policy briefing: research needs for disaster resilience &development, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Towards a Research Partnership in Disaster Management and Resilience Symposium

Key note speech titled “Rebuilding for Resilience: Reconstructing Infrastructure in the North and East of Sri Lanka: Opportunities and Challenges”, APSL Research Symposium & Convention, Sheffield, UK


October 2012

First ANDROID Conference held in Estonia

Call for papers for the "International Conference on Building Resilience Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies to address the challenges associated with disaster risk"


September 2012

1st Stock -Taking Workshop, Resilient Cities Capacity Development (RCCD) Programme, in Incheon, Republic of Korea

Latest issue (Vol.3, Issue 3) International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment


August 2012

Breaking the Mould Conference


July 2012

Development of Social Transformation Knowledge Products


June 2012

CIOB World Construction Conference 2012, 28th – 30th June 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka


May 2012

Launch issue of ANDROID Exchange : The newsletter of the ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network

New academic network for disaster resilience created by EU


March 2012

EU creates academic network for disaster resilience


April 2012

Launch of “How to Make Cites More Resilient: Handbook for Local Government Leaders”- A contribution to the global campaign 2010-2015 : Making Cities Resilient - My City is Getting Ready!, UNISDR


March 2012

Resilient City Programme, Sri Lanka - Disaster Risk Management Training Program for Local Government Councils (In support of the UNISDR “Making Cities Resilient” campaign in Sri Lanka)

Latest issue of International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment

ANDROID (Academic Network for Disaster Resilience to Optimise Educational Development)


February 2012

International Open Science Conference “Global Environmental Change – Challenges & Innovations” Organised by Department of Applied Geology, University of Madras, India


December 2011

Professor Martin Hall, Vice Chancellor of University of Salford delivers a speech titled “Reconciliation and Reconstruction through Organisational Change”

“Knowledge Society or Knowledge for Society?” International Conference on the Social Sciences and the Humanities, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka


November 2011

Implementation of the UNISDR World Disaster Reduction Campaign on Making Cities Resilient, Summary of actions by the Centre for Disaster Resilience, University of Salford, UK


Septemebr 2011

Visit to Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh


July 2011

International Conference on Building Resilience : Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities

Latest issue of International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment

Rebuilding for Resilience : Post disaster reconstruction of the built environment - book launch

Resilient cities launch


May 2011

Reconstruction for peace project