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Kyoto University: Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI)

6th Global Summit of GADRI: Towards GADRI Objectives of Achieving a Sustainable Disaster-Resilient World

 The 6th Global Summit of GADRI will be organized at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Uji Campus, Kyoto, Japan from Kyoto, Japan from 15th to 17 March 2023.


Target Audience:

We encourage our member institutes to take this opportunity to participate and share their progress and achievements in DRR. We all those who are actively engaged in DRR activities and other integrated and interdisciplinary research, young scientists, science-policy brokers, and policy makers to make use of this opportunity to engage in discussion and share their experiences and contributions to disaster risk reduction and resilience to disasters.




The prolonged and worldwide pandemic and cascading risks have taught us that the conventional approach to disaster risk planning and management is ineffective for the development of sustainable and resilient communities. A worldwide pandemic underscores the importance of integrating the following key areas: -
Disaster risk should not be treated in isolation but should be integrated with health risks, climate change, and environmental risks;
DRR objectives and vision should be integrated with sustainable development goals to foster a resilient world;
Short-term DRR objectives need to be integrated with a long-term vision and plans for a resilient society.
Towards a sustainable and resilient society, the GADRI's five-fold objectives, which include establishing global research networks, developing research roadmaps and plans, building the capacities of research institutes, sharing information and engaging in collaborative research, and advocating for organizations, need to be directed toward the above-mentioned three key areas for integration in research and development. The 6th GADRI Global Summit aims to systematically identify the processes, techniques, evidence, challenges and opportunities for achieving the GADRI objectives for a sustainable and resilient society against hazards and working to keep them from becoming disasters. Program participants will communicate academic science across scientific disciplines to policymakers and practitioners




1. GADRI Objective - I (global research network) for Sustainable and Resilient Society Against Disasters (SRSAD)
2. GADRI Objective - II (developing research roadmaps and plans) for SRSAD
3. GADRI Objective - III (building the capacities of research institutes) for SRSAD
4. GADRI Objective - IV (mutual sharing information and engaging in collaborative research) for SRSAD
5. GADRI Objective - V (serve as an advocacy organization ) for SRSAD
6. Big Science for DRR: Large-scale experiment facilities
7. Sustainable DRR: Integrating climate action, SDGs and DRR
8. Inclusive and equitable DRR: Gender and Inclusivity in DRR Policy and Practice
9. COVID 19 recovery and building disaster resiliency
10. Young Scientists Session on Youth and DRR

(Note: Sub-themes 6 to 10 will identify the gaps, discuss what we can do/what should be done and suggest recommendations towards realizing GADRI objectives)




The 6th Global Summit of GADRI is planned as an in-person conference to be held at the DPRI, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto, Japan from 13 to 15 March 2023. However, if unforeseen events prevail us, we may consider conducting the conference in hybrid.

Registrations will be opened from 1st October 2022 to 28 February 2023.
(Registration website:



Registration fee:

・Early bird: JPY20,000 – 31 December 2022 (with possible extension to 31 January 2023)
・Regular registration fee: JPY25,000 – Deadline 28 February 2023 – registration web page will be closed.
・Registrations after 1 March 2023: JPY30,000

(From 1 March 2023 - as the registration site will be closed, payments should be made onsite/on the day by cash.)

- Accommodation through the registration system – reservations should be completed by 1 March 2023. In addition, cancellations fees will apply too.



Important Date:

25 December 2022:
・Deadline for the call for the abstract for the Poster session / Seeds and Needs session
・Deadline for the GADRI Scholarships

31 December 2022:
・Deadline for the early registration

6th Global Summit of GADRI website:
Draft Program: Here