World Disaster Management Conference Brochure PDF
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World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) is a unique initiative of DMICS to bring researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from around the world to the same platform to discuss various challenging issues of disaster risk management.
The mission of WCDM is to promote interaction of science, policy, and practices enhancing understanding of risks and advance actions for reducing risks and building resilience to disasters.
Four editions of WCDM have been held so far. The first WCDM took place in 2008 in the Hitech city of Hyderabad. Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, former President of India inaugurated the Congress while Y S Rajasekhara Reddy former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh presided over the inaugural function.
The second WCDM was organized jointly with the Government of Andhra Pradesh in 2015 in the coastal city of Vishakhapatnam The Congress focused on the need for coordinated research and action involving all stakeholders for holistic management of disasters in all its cycles – during pre-disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness; on-disaster response and relief; and post-disaster recovery and reconstruction.
The third WCDM was held in 2017 in Vishakhapatnam on a bigger scale to discuss the challenging issues of reducing risks and building resilience to disasters across sectors. The Congress adopted the Visakhapatnam Declaration and Plan of Action for building resilience across seven pillars.
The fourth WCDM was organized in Mumbai jointly with the Government of Maharashtra, the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. More than 1500 participants from 68 countries attended the event spread over 9 Plenary Sessions, 63 Technical Sessions, and 6 Special Feature Events.
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