Over the years India has been able to establish a holistic Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) apparatus at National, State and District levels. The legal framework and the institutional structure are gradually taking root in dealing with disaster risk management. Disaster Risk Reduction being a cross-cutting development issue requires political and legal commitment, scientific knowledge, careful development planning, application of technology, law enforcement, community participation, early warning systems and effective disaster preparedness and response mechanism. There is a need to foster an enabling environment for developing a culture of prevention and to enable concerted measures to facilitate the integration of disaster management into developmental planning in various sectors and at all levels, from the National to the local, through a participatory decision making process.
In pursuit of this goal, Government of India has constituted a multi-stakeholder National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) vide Government's Resolution No.47-31/2012-DM-III dated 26th February 2013 . The National Platform aims to bring together the whole range of India's disaster risk community from Government, Parliamentarians, Mayors, Media, International Organisations, NGOs, local community representatives, scientific and academic institutions and corporate businesses etc. It will help in sharing of experiences, views and ideas, present findings of research and action and explore opportunities for mutual cooperation in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction. The output from the National Platform will offer a strategic direction and a road map for the formulation of our future national action plans on DRR.
FUNCTIONS OF THE NATIONAL PLATFORM
The National Platform is being hosted by Ministry of Home Affairs along with National Disaster Management Authority and National Institute of Disaster Management in collaboration with other national and international organizations. The Secretariat of the Platform is located at National Institute of Disaster Management.
INAUGURATION & VALEDICTORY SESSION
Hon'ble Prime Minister has kindly consented to inaugurate the event. The valedictory session will be presided by Hon'ble Minister of State (R), Ministry of Home Affairs.
PROGRAMME & AGENDA
It is proposed to organize one plenary session and six thematic sessions during the event. Booklet containing Background, brief about Plenary & Thematic Sessions, Program Schedule & brief CV's of the Resource Person is available here
KEY EXPECTED OUTCOMES FROM THE FIRST SESSION
An exhibition of display of innovative ideas, projects, products and services in the field of disaster risk reduction shall also be organized. Organizations/institutions interested in displaying their activities/products may contact FICCI at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Platform has been conceptualized as a forum to bring together various stakeholders like policy makers, administrators, professional disaster managers, UN organizations, multilateral organizations, scientists, technocrats, academicians, corporate and private sectors, community leaders, representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions and NGOs into a comprehensive consultative process.
CALL OF PAPERS
Interested participants may submit the papers for which abstracts not exceeding 500 words either electronically (e-mail) or by post to the Secretariat on the subject of Plenary/Thematic sessions latest by 31 March 2013. Shortlisted author's abstracts/papers shall be required to submit their final paper(s).
Online Registration is closed now. However, registered participants may check status of their registration here.
NATIONAL PLATFORM FOR DISASTER RISK REDUCTION SECRETARIAT