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Academic Seminar on "Industrial/Chemical Risk Management Strategies" by Prof. Jao Jia Horng, National Yunlin University of S&T, Taiwan on 19 April 2018, at NIDM, New Delhi

National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) organized an academic oriented guest talk on "Industrial/Chemical Risk Management Strategies" on 19th April 2018 at NIDM, New Delhi. Prof Jao Jia Horng, Distinguished Professor at National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, Dept. of Safety, Health and Environmental Engineering, Douliou, Taiwan, was the invited guest speaker along with Prof, J P Gupta (formerly Professor at IIT Kanpur and former Vice Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi Petroleum Institute University Bareilly and former VC of Gujarat Energy Institute University. The session was attended by NIDM Faculty members along with representatives from NDMA, FICCI and NDRF.

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Promotion of DRR : Meeting with AICTE Chairman at New Delhi on 17.04.2018

The newly appointed Executive Director of NIDM Mr B. H. Anil Kumar, held a meeting with the Chairman of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe at New Delhi on 17th April 2018. The discussion focused on needs, scope and opportunities for integrating safety, sustainability and disaster education curriculum into professional courses at engineering/technology streams in colleges/Universities affiliated to AICTE. It was agreed to develop training modules and manuals for master trainers in different engineering disciplines, and to organize refresher/orientation courses, besides introduction of diploma/certificate programmes, to address the existing gaps. It was also agreed to work for developing model disaster management plan for engineering college/University and to workout online programmes on the themes of disaster management.

Eco-DRR Centre of Maharashtra Government: DPR Consultation to Finance Minister, 4-5 April 2018, Mumbai

Government of Maharasthra, on the initiative of the Minister for Finance, Planning and Forests, Mr. Sudhir Mungantiwar, accorded administrative approval for setting up eco-DRR centre with the name "School for Unified DRR Harmonizing Integrated Resilience" in the campus of under-expansion Forest Academy at Chandrapur. In this regard Executive Director of NIDM Mr. B.H. Anil Kumar along with Dr. Anil Gupta, Associate Professor, NIDM, was invited to the consultation meetings during 4th and 5th April 2018, to discuss with related senior officials of forest department and Director of Forest Academy Mr Ashok Khadse, Additional Chief Secretary (Revenue & Relief) Ms. Medha Gadgil and the Minister Mr. Sudhir Mungantiwar.

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Reinforcing Institutional Decision Making in DRM: High-level Workshop of SCDR with Harvard University, 16-18 February 2018, New Delhi

High Level International Workshop of Special Centre for Disaster Research, JNU, in collaboration with Harvard University on "Reinforcing Institutional Decision Making in Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation" during February 16-18, 2018 at JNU Campus, wherein Dr Anil K Gupta, Associate Professor of NIDM, participated as Resource Person and delegate, and was a speaker on strategic tools in disaster risk management including role of policy and law, SEA and EIA, Post-disaster damage and loss assessments, and approaches for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction. The workshop was aimed to discuss the thematic areas, issues and scope of disaster research in India. NIDM Professor Dr Chandan Ghosh also joined as panellist in a discussion session. The workshop was attended by the delegates of many countries of Asia Pacific and the experts from Harvard University.

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