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National Conference on Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

  • 26 Feb 2020
  • 3 min read

Why in News

Recently, the first ‘National Conference on Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (CDRR&R) – 2020’ was held in New Delhi.

  • The one-day conference was organised by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM).

Key Takeaways

  • Enhancement of human capacity in terms of a better understanding of coastal disaster risks and effective collaborative actions.
  • Dissemination of information related to national and local strategies for coastal disaster risk reduction and resilience as well as to develop a network mode roadmap for addressing the gaps by engaging with the institutions, researchers and experts.
  • Implementation of the Prime Minister’s 10-point agenda and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

The Prime Minister’s 10-point Agenda

  • The Prime Minister had listed the agenda during his inaugural speech at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016, held in New Delhi.
  • It includes the following elements namely.
    • All development sectors must imbibe the principles of disaster risk management.
    • Work towards risk coverage for all-starting from poor households to SMEs to multinational corporations to nation-states.
    • Encourage greater involvement and leadership of women in disaster risk management.
    • Invest in risk mapping globally. For mapping risks related to hazards like earthquakes, we have accepted standards and parameters.
    • Leverage technology to enhance the efficiency of our disaster risk management efforts.
    • Develop a network of universities to work on disaster issues.
    • Utilise the opportunities provided by social media and mobile technologies.
    • Build on local capacity and initiative.
    • Opportunity to learn from a disaster must not be wasted. After every disaster there are papers on lessons that are rarely applied.
    • Bring about greater cohesion in the international response to disasters.

Sendai Framework for Disaster Reduction 2015-30

  • It was adopted at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, held from March 14 to 18, 2015 in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan.
  • It aims to guide the multi-hazard management of disaster risk in development at all levels as well as within and across all sectors.
  • It is the successor instrument to the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters.

National Institute of Disaster Management

  • The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) was constituted underDisaster Management Act 2005 with a vision to play the role of a premier institute for capacity development in India and the region.
  • It has been assigned nodal responsibilities for human resource development, capacity building, training, research, documentation and policy advocacy in the field of disaster management.

Source: PIB

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