New partnerships for delivery of the wider 2030 Agenda

28 November, 2019


To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Disasters Research Group (DRG), we brought together research funders, research users and the UK research community focused on ODA relevant risk, resilience and sustainability research to explore new partnerships for delivery of the wider 2030 Agenda.

The 2030 Agenda requires urgent action on climate risk and development yet underpinned by rigorous research. To meet the enormous challenges of our complex, interconnected, resource-limited world, we need new partnerships between funders, providers and users of research, both nationally and internationally.

The DRG is a group of UK research funders or experts linked to international disaster reduction initiatives, which has been successful in building partnerships that deliver Disaster Risk Reduction research that has been highly influential in policy uptake.

The timing of the event comes a momentous time, taking place after the UN Climate Action Summit in September and ahead of the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in November 2020 which will be hosted by the UK and Italy.

Co-hosted by the UK Collaborative for Development Research (UKCDR) and the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), the event sought the views and experience of its participants in a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral workshop to address the key issues of partnership in the re-framing of science in the lead up to COP 26 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in November 2020.

The workshop was followed by a debate by leading international commentators on the nature of new partnerships required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.


To mark 10 years of collaboration, we have compiled a compendium of the group’s collective achievements and the work of each of its members on  international disaster reduction initiatives. Read it here



Nicole Huxley

Communications Manager


Phone: 020 7611 2093

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