On 9th and 10th of January 2017 UK Alliance for Disaster Research (UK ADR) organised its annual research conference - UK Alliance for Disaster Research Annual Conference. Conference was held at King's College, London with support from IHRR, Durham University and the Cabot Institute, University of Bristol. The conference aim was to be an open meeting place for researchers, research funders, government and other policy makers, practitioners in the UK and overseas. This was an opportunity to showcase UK disaster science to the funder and user communities, to influence thinking on UK policy and research funding.
CADRE researcher, Dr. Chamindi Malalgoda represented CADRE at this conference and presented a poster titled ‘Collaborative action towards disaster resilience education" linking with the CADRE project.
The UK ADR is open to all UK based researchers working on disaster science. Founded in 2016 to champion the voice of UK science in government policy making, UKADR aims to support UK government contributions to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-30 and facilitate networking between all science traditions.