Second World Congress on Disaster Management kicks off in Visakhapatnam

The second World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) has started in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
The 4-day conference was inaugurated by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and was attended by Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Kiran Rijiju.
Key facts

  • The Congress is being jointly hosted by the Disaster Management, Infrastructure and Control Society (DMICS) and Andhra Pradesh government.
  • It will address among a host of other issues which are interconnected, complex and along with emerging risks in today societies.
  • It will also comprise technical sessions, paper presentations, exhibitions and cultural events. The first kind of such congress was held in Hyderabad in 2008.
  • Address and discuss issues such as implementation of the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction.
  • It will further explore various dimensions of natural and manmade hazards, vulnerabilities and exposures, their impacts across sectors.
  • It will also explore the various efforts and initiatives for building resilience at all levels.
  • It will also share knowledge, experience and discussing operational and strategic level issues for reducing the risks of disasters.

It is estimated that about 1,500 delegates and policy makers from about 100 countries are likely to participate in the 4 day global meet. The outcome of the congress will be presented to the government as recommendations.



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