PhD opportunities at the University of Edinburgh and the British Geological Survey

Integrating Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) for transformative change: Addressing multi-hazard vulnerability in the context of risk-informed development

Disaster risk weakens climate adaptation. This PhD will explore the DDR-CCA nexus by assessing the vulnerability of adaptation assets to multi-hazards; and examining the transformative potential of risk-informed development.

Science for Disaster Risk Reduction: What's not working?

There is no sustainable development without Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) but progress towards international DRR objectives has been slow. This research is a critical analysis of science integration in decision making from international policy to local implementation.

The deadline for applications is 4 January 2024 at 12:00.

Training courses

The new free online training course, Checklist on Scaling up Disaster Risk Reduction in Humanitarian Action is based on the checklist developed in 2021 by UNDRR and OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian, development and DRR partners.

This checklist has been applied in numerous humanitarian contexts worldwide.

The self-paced online training course presents analysis and insights to address the following questions:

Collaboratively developed by UNITAR and UNDRR, the course was launched in September 2023, and is available for free in English on the UNITAR Learning Platform. Throughout the course, participants will explore various case studies to gain a more profound insight into the subject. The course is structured to require approximately 10 hours of dedicated study to achieve a thorough grasp of the material.


GYA call for membership 2023

The 2023 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy in 2023 is now open. Applications are sought from young, independent scholars who combine the highest level of research excellence with a demonstrated passion for delivering impact.