UCL Energy Institute


Re-Energize DR3

Re-Energize Governance of Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience for Sustainable Development (Re-Energize DR3)

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19 December 2022

Key facts

  • Funder: EPSRC
  • Project partners: Consortium with nine members
  • Start date: 01/04/2020
  • End date: 31/03/2024

Re-Energize DR3 is funded via Collaborative Research Action through Belmont Forum with support from 5 research agencies from UK (UKRI), US (NSF), Qatar (QNRF), Japan (JST) and Italy and 26 supporting organisations worldwide.

The consortium is lead by UCL Energy Institute's Prof Catalina Spataru, and focuses on governance of disasters risk reduction and resilience (DR3) (floods, droughts, heatwaves) supporting states to build adaptive governance capabilities that will embed equitable DR3 in development planning and programmes. Our nexus-informed methodological approach combines artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing within a transdisciplinary research agenda. It will transform qualitative and quantitative data into actionable insights and inspire new breed of DR3 governance. Guidelines for governance arrangements will be developed to support the legitimacy of policy interventions. 

The UCL Islands & Coastal Research Lab (ICR) conducted a series of stakeholder engagement activities in the form of workshops in islands (Fiji, Mauritius), coastal cities (Accra, Rio de Janeiro, Maceió) and a questionnaire survey with 15 participating islands (Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Samoa, Sri Lanka). All stakeholders recognize the useful of our tool and approach to monitor and advance planning for disaster risk reduction, adaptability, and equitable resilience.

For more information, visit the project website.