UK Alliance for Disaster Research

The primary motivation for the UK Alliance for Disaster Research (UKADR) is to bring together the UK's rich and diverse disaster research community. This will facilitate collaboration and partnership to aid representation of the research community at government level in the UK, and, where appropriate, help with the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Alliance is independent and managed by voluntary contributions from the UK research community.

Membership is open to staff and PhD students of any research-and-capacity-building institute based in the UK that is active in researching disaster risk and its management. This includes universities and other educational institutions, charitable trusts, think tanks and research departments within government agencies, private businesses or civil society organisations. Disaster risk reduction, prevention and preparedness, disaster response, reconstruction and recovery are all of interest.

Update – Delivering disaster risk research for the Sendai Framework and the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26)

As a result of the current situation regarding COVID-19 and following discussions with the co-chairs of UKADR, we have decided to postpone the 2020 UKADR conference until the spring of 2021. The conference will still be held in Edinburgh and we'll let you know the new dates and other details as soon as we can.

There will also be an opportunity to take part in some related online events on 10-11 September 2020 (including the UKADR AGM) and we'll share details about how you can get involved in the coming weeks.

Best wishes,

The UKADR 2020 Organising Committee

Edinburgh