Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction

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Experts and students from across the country will discuss issues related to Disaster Risk Management at three events organized by the School of Planning and Architecture on 22nd October, Indian Institute of Technology in the upcoming Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016.

AMCDRR 2016 is being hosted from 2nd to 5th November, 2016 in New Delhi by the Government of India in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

The Conference aims at setting the direction of Sendai Framework implementation in the Asia-Pacific region.

Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRRR) was adopted at the third UN World Conference in Sendai, Japan in March, 2015. It identifies four priority areas for focussed actions within and across all levels – Understanding disaster risk, strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk, investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience and enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.

The deliberations at these curtain raiser events will be centred on the priorities underlined in SFDRR and will help sensitise participants to the recent advancements in areas related to DRR.

Apart from analysing the efforts undertaken by India in reducing the disaster risks of communities, these events will also reflect on the ‘what next’ for the implementation of Sendai priorities.

These events aim at reaching out to students, academicians and professionals who may be able to integrate the concepts of Disaster Risk Reduction with their areas of expertise, such as financial planning, technology and architecture.

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