SAADRI aims to deepen the understanding of disasters in the region including climate change impact, learn from evidence-based lessons, investigate and resolve implementation challenges, to achieve better resilience, infrastructure and technology adoption systems, improved livelihood of people, and promote societal safety culture by integrating knowledge and technologies.
Significant advances have been made in the application of damage reduction principles following the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA); yet, many challenges remain including the new ones as seen by the sharp increase of frequency of extreme weather related disasters and the continued increase in disaster losses. The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (SFDRR) has urged for the need to more effectively link sustainable development and impact of climate change towards a universal goal of harmonious life with nature and our planet. The SFDRR explicitly called for coordinated efforts by the scientific community to deepen the understanding of disaster risks, promote evidenced-based implementation of disaster risk reduction strategies, and transfer and disseminate scientific knowledge and technologies in support of decisionmaking processes. Building on the momentum of these efforts, the Global Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (GADRI) was established in 2015 as a collaborative platform for engaging discussion, sharing knowledge and promoting networks on topics related to risk reduction and resilience to disasters.Read More