- Research Activities
Global agendas such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, SDGs and the Paris Agreement adopted by the United Nations in 2015 have a great impact on disaster risk reduction activities at the different levels around the world. In particular, in the formulation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, IRIDeS provided significant inputs regarding the importance of disaster statistics and the concrete cases of building back better based on the knowledge and experiences from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami through the interventions by the Government of Japan. IRIDeS also participated in international negotiations and played an important role in the formulation of indicators and terminology for measuring the progress on the seven global targets of the Sendai Framework. With these strengths, the office continues to analyze the history and background, implementation status, and challenges of these agendas. It also analyzes disaster damage and loss data collected by the Global Centre for Disaster Statistics, while exploring the ideal framework for disaster risk reduction beyond 2030, and conducts research in collaboration with UNDP, JICA, and other international organizations, research institutes, and private sector to encourage National Disaster Management Offices/Authorities in each country to develop evidence-based disaster risk reduction policies. In addition, the office helps disseminate the research outcomes of the IRIDeS throughout the world through the World Bosai Forum where international cooperation among different fields and industries is highlighted.