The King’s Centre for Integrated Research on Risk and Resilience (CIRRR) brings together researchers from the physical and social sciences with development and humanitarian specialists and policy-makers, all working at various levels and in different geographical areas. Together we are exploring a range of areas related to risk and resilience which are relevant to post-Sendai policy-making and the CIRRR is a formal partner in the UNISDR conference. The CIRRR opens an opportunity for human geographers to inform the physical geography landscape.
CIRRR has been awarded 'International Centre of Excellence' status by IRDR. Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) is a decade-long research programme co-sponsored by the International Council for Science (ICSU), the International Social Science Council (ISSC), and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). It is a global, multi-disciplinary approach to dealing with the challenges brought by natural disasters, mitigating their impacts, and improving related policy-making mechanisms.