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Welcome to the homepage of the UNESCO Chair in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Engineering (DRR & RE), chaired by Prof Dina D'Ayala at University College London.

Education is a fundamental right, yet school buildings in areas affected by natural hazards pose a threat to the life of school pupils worldwide.

Making existing school buildings resilient to natural hazards (earthquakes, floods and hurricanes) and climate change effects is possible, but needs strong political will, financial resources and knowledge exchange.

The work of the UNESCO Chair in Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Engineering (DRR & RE) is to co-create a common culture of resilience and sustainability, based on engineering principles, to deliver safer schools and critical infrastructure in vulnerable communities.

UNESCO Chair in DRR & RE works with universities and industrial partners in various countries to contribute towards the 4th and the 9th Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

ENSURE INCLUSIVE AND EQUITABLE QUALITY EDUCATION & PROMOTE LIFELONG LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

BUILD RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE, PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIALIZATION & FOSTER INNOVATION

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