CCOUC Delegation Visited International Programme Office of IRDR in Beijing

A delegation of Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), an Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Centre of Excellence, led by CCOUC Director Professor Emily Ying Yang Chan visited the International Programme Office (IPO) of IRDR in Beijing, China on 2 April 2023 to discuss future cooperation plans.

IPO introduced to the delegation that the Letter of Agreement of IRDR Phase II (2022-2031) had been signed by the International Science Council (ISC) and United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and a signature ceremony would be organized by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST, donor of IRDR) and IPO at the ISC Members Meeting in Paris, France in May 2023, signifying another decade of international collaboration in disaster risk reduction research.

The two units had discussed the potential areas of collaboration in the coming year, including research collaboration in Health EDRM regarding health, climate, and the aging populations, the IRDR 2023 Conference in Beijing later this year, IRDR Special Reports, IRDR Working Papers, IRDR Lectures, and IRDR Youth Podium (for young professionals to share their innovations).