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Hon'ble Vice-President Sh. M Venkaiah Naidu laid the foundation-stone for the southern campus of the NIDM on 22.05.2018

Hon'ble Vice-President Sh. M Venkaiah Naidu laid the foundation-stone for the southern campus of the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) at Kondapavuluru village of Gannavaram mandal on Tuesday and said the Centre will help the southern states build infrastructure to tackle disasters. NIDM is a premier institute of the Government of India under the Ministry of Home Affairs. In pursuance of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014, the ministry established a southern campus in the State.

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National Workshop on "Forging Partnerships: Capacity Building for DRR" at NIDM Southern Campus on 21-22, May 2018

NIDM organized a 2-days national workshop on "Forging Partnership: Capacity Building for DRR" in association with APHRDI, Government of Andhra Pradesh and UNICEF from 21- 22 May 2018 at Vijayawada. The aim of the workshop was to build India a disaster resilient country by enhancing the capacity of the state institutions (particularly the Administrative Training Institutes) by building partnership between the various stakeholders for this purpose.

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Prime Minister's Agenda 10: Role of Universities in DRM: Meeting with UGC Chairman on 03.05.2018, New Delhi

The Prime Minister's Agenda 10 on Disaster Risk Management under its action point 6 calls for the role of Universities and Institutes including central Universities, IITs, IIMs, IISc/IISERs and NITs in promoting education and research in area of disaster management by integrating it into the interdisciplinary streams - environmental studies, social work and development studies, and the professional streams, viz. health, engineering, education, law and management, besides promoting research and development programmes, and orientation/refresher programmes for master trainers in these disciplines with focus on disaster risk management. Newly appointed Executive Director NIDM Shri B H Anil Kumar alongwith NIDM's Training Head - Dr Anil K Gupta, and Head of Geo-hazards division Prof. Chandan Ghosh met the Chairman of University Grants Commission Prof. D P Singh, on 3rd May 2018 at UGC in this regard. Detailed discussion to take the agenda forward took place with in principle agreement to work out a plan of action for implementing the Agenda 10 through greater participation of Universities and support of UGC. It was proposed to develop model curriculum for the disaster management modules for the interdisciplinary streams and professional streams and to develop reference books to enable teaching of disaster management in these areas. A workshop of Universities and related institutes and stakeholders on University education in disaster management is also proposed to be organized by NIDM and UGC jointly.

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