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Consultative Meeting on Capacity Building for Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR): A Framework for Action, New Delhi, 18th October 2019

The consultative meeting on Capacity Building for Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR): A FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION was held on 18th October 2019 at YMCA, New Delhi. In this context, the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) and the Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Govt. of India, are collaborating to empower the 2.68 crore people who live with disabilities in India and to include them in DRR process through capacity building, research and advocacy. The meeting was held with an aim to consult the various stakeholders involved and to come up with implementable measures and strategies for capacity building to include persons with disability in the process of disaster risk reduction.

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CAP-RES-22 International Symposium on "Disaster Resilience and Green Growth for Sustainable Development", New Delhi, 26-27 September 2019

CAP-RES International Symposium on "DISASTER RESILIENCE & GREEN GROWTH FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT."Centre for Excellence on Climate Resilience is organizing an International Symposium on DISASTER RESILIENCE AND GREEN GROWTH FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT in Constitution Club of India on 26-27 September 2019. The programme is jointly organized by and Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India in collaboration with The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ Germany), World Health Organization (WHO), Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) Seoul, South Korea, IUCN-Commission on Ecosystem Management (South Asia), UNICEF, and Springer Nature (Global Publishing).
The Symposium would be participated by around 160-180 delegates including experts and participants, representatives of knowledge organizations at international, national and state levels, across UN agencies, iNGOs/NGOs, research and academic – training and educational organizations, professional and implementing agencies, policy planning experts, financing institutions, media and publishing, etc.
The purpose of this programme is sharing knowledge and experiences through case studies and best practices by the experts from different institutes including ministries, international agencies and experts. This would enable a platform to add value to the present understanding of different approaches for DRR including science, policy planning and practices and facilitate to prepare a roadmap for addressing climate change induced risks and vulnerability. It would also help in developing network of institutions and experts around each of the thematic areas of the symposium / CAP-RES for addressing knowledge and capacity gaps including case studies, good practices, knowledge-sharing and collaborative programmes.

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One day National Workshop on Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA),23rd September 2019 at India Habitat Centre, Delhi.

The Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) tool developed under the study, has been adapted for India, on the basis of best current international practices and customized to local conditions, which will enable the comprehensive and scientific assessment of recovery and reconstruction needs on the basis of a thorough analysis of disaster effects and impacts. To undertake this new methodology, a core team of sector specialists from State and National levels must be trained. In reference to this, National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) conducted a one-day workshop on Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) on 23rd September 2019 at IHC, Delhi.

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Session on Soft Skills for better Response at NDRF Headquarters, New Delhi, 20th September 2019

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had conducted a One-day Workshop on Soft Skills at their Headquarters in NDCC-II Building, New Delhi on 20th September, 2019. The main objective of the workshop was to inculcate soft skills amongst their officials so as to enable them to performing their duties better. The workshop was attended by nearly 40 NDRF officials deputed in various battalions across the country.

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Orientation workshop on disaster management for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 19th September 2019

A half day sensitization workshop was organized at Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) at Nirman Bhawan on 19th September 2019. The workshop was attended by nearly 40 participants from the health ministry. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Tanu Jain, ADG Training and Dr. U.B. Das, Directorate General of Health Services who emphasized on the need for understanding disasters in general and with respect to health concerns as well.

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