NIDM observed "Van Mahotsava" & released 2 publications on 23rd July 2012
NIDM observed "Van Mahotsava" on 23rd July 2012 with the objective of sensitizing officials about its intricate linkages with forest and DRR leading towards environment sensitive DRR planning.
Sh. V.K.Duggal, Hon'ble Member, National Disaster Management Authority, graced the occasion as Chief Guest of the function. Sh. Mukul Goel, IG NDRF was also present. During the function two publications of NIDM got released namely "India Disaster Report 2011", & "Directory of Institutions and Resource Persons in Disaster Management ".
On this event Vriksharopan programme was also organized in which many saplings were planted by chief guest, other guest and faculty & staff members of NIDM & SDMC.
6th meeting of the Governing Body of NIDM held on 11-07-12
The 6th meeting of the Governing Body of NIDM was held on 11-07-12 under the chairmanship of Shri M. Shashidhar Reddy, Hon'ble Vice Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).
The meeting was attended by Dr. Sutanu Behuria, Secretary, NDMA, Dr. D. K. Bandyopadhyay, Vice Chancellor, GGSIPU Delhi, Shri R. K. Srivastava, Joint Secretary, MHA, Shri Surender Singh, AFA (H), MHA, Dr. Somprakash Bandyopadhyay, Professor, IIM Kolkata, Dr. D. D. Srinagesh, Chief Scientist, NGRI Hyderabad, Shri V. Bhanumurty, Sci./Engr. 'G', Department of Space, Shri Alok Chandra, Director, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
The Governing Body considered the various agenda items and approved/gave directions on the proposals for implementation.
Training Programme on Emergency Operation Centres (EOC) from June 25 - 29, 2012
National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) in collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) conducted a Training Programme on Emergency Operation Centres (EOC) from June 25 - 29, 2012 at NIDM under Disaster Management Support (DMS) Project being implemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs. The programme was facilitated by Resource Persons from the United States Forest Service (USFS). The Course was inaugurated by Dr. Satendra, Executive Director, NIDM on 25th June 2012. Mr. Garry Robbins of USAID highlighted on the progress made in IRS training and institutionalization in India under the collaborative arrangement. Shri Arun Sahdeo, Consultant, NIDM made a presentation on objective and methodology of the Course.
The objective of the said training programme is to impart necessary knowledge and skill to the participants in functioning of the EOCs/Control Rooms in post-disaster as well as pre-disaster phases. The first three days (June 25-27) focused on training followed by helping GoI in developing a framework of the manual of the EOC. The following two days(June 28-29) were devoted to Group Activity for developing the framework for the manual for EOCs specific to Indian conditions.
The Course was attended by 39 participants from the State Government and Central Government including those from NDMA, NIDM and NDRF. The participants belonged to All India Services (IAS/IFS), State Civil Service, Other Services and State ATIs.