WCDM-DRR AWARDS 2021
Agenda :A brief background on Disaster Management Initiatives and Convergence Society (DMICS) and World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM): Disaster Management Initiatives and Convergence Society (DMICS), is a civil society initiative that was established in the year 2005 in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, to enhance understanding and awareness among the people about the risks of various types and dimensions of disasters.
Therefore, DMICS right from its inception has been relentlessly and consistently Know more..
Fifth World Congress on Disaster Management
Agenda :To deliberate on three critical issues that pose the most serious challenges as well as hold the best possible promises of building resilience to disasters. These are Technology, Finance, and Capacity (TFC).
The Fifth World Congress on Disaster Management (5th WCDM) was held at New Delhi, India during 24 November 2021– 27 November 2021 Know more..
Forth World Congress on Disaster Management
Agenda :To showcase the significance of vulnerability reduction, with great emphasis on capacity development of women, youth, children, disabled, elderly and strengthening the inclusive approach. The purpose of the congress was to enable evolution of better management techniques for disaster prevention, disaster mitigation, disaster preparedness and disaster relief after rehabilitation and reconstruction. After the success of the First, Second & Third World Congresses on Disaster Management, the main focuses of the Fourth WCDM was disaster risk reduction and take a step ahead by including mitigation too.
The fourth World Congress on Disaster Management (4th WCDM) was held at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India during 29 January 2018– 1 February 2019 Know more..
Third World Congress on Disaster Management
Agenda :To showcase the significance of vulnerability reduction, with great emphasis on capacity development of women, youth, children, disabled, elderly and strengthening the inclusive approach. The purpose of the congress was to enable evolution of better management techniques for disaster prevention, disaster mitigation, disaster preparedness and disaster relief after rehabilitation and reconstruction. After the success of the First and Second World Congresses on Disaster Management, the main focuses of the Third WCDM was disaster risk reduction and take a step ahead by including mitigation too.
The Third World Congress on Disaster Management (3rd WCDM) was held at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India during 6-10 November 2017
National Seminar on Technology in the Era of Internet: Advantages and Concerns of Privacy and Security.
Agenda :The Seminar was organized to understand the usage of technology and its deployment in the cause of humanity. The participants and presenters were largely legal and technical experts who drew upon the advantages in the form of boons that it has provided the mankind with. There were another set of experts who invoked critically the concerns of privacy & security caused due to the same. The aim was to understand how technology could be deployed in Disaster Risk Reduction without violating the integrity of those involved.
International Seminar on Role of Media in Disaster Risk Reduction and its Management on Contemporary Times.
Agenda :The International seminar was organized to deliberate on the role that Media plays in the situations of disasters. This was done in the wake of concerns that has been marked with regard to the ethics and probity that Media should follow. A round table conference was also organized to understand the sensitive and conscientious role that media has to play in the context of its impact and significance it has on the lives of the people and how media could be made active partners in disseminating knowledge with regard to DRR.
Second World Congress on Disaster Management (2nd WCDM)
Agenda :The Second WCDM was organized with the aim to bring in centrally the marginalized and most vulnerable section in the situations of Disasters.( Doubly Disadvantaged and thus most vulnerable). Sessions and deliberations were organized by putting greater emphasis on capacity development of these sections in the form of women, youth, children, disabled and elderly. The 2WCDM emphasized on strengthening the inclusive approach as spelt out in Sendai Framework. The purpose of the congress was to enable evolution of better management techniques for disaster prevention, disaster mitigation, disaster preparedness and disaster relief in the wake of rehabilitation and reconstruction. The key outcome of the world Conference was the Visakhapatnam Declaration which emphasized on Community Resilience in Disaster Risk Reduction.
International Conference on Fire Hazards and Life Safety (ICEFLS)
Agenda :With global participation and expertise on fire Hazards, the conference was organized to discuss 0best global practices that could be followed in such situations. The importance of safety drills and continuous institutional training was an recurring recommendation. The conference also showcased the techniques to save one self in situations of fire through the means of drills and exhibitions.
International Conference on Global Economic Meltdown: Challenges & Prospects
The Conference was organized to understand the impact of the Global Economic Crisis on the lives of the common man. It deliberated on the impact that it had on all stakeholders especially the farmers who were worst hit. The need for an inclusive growth model was a key decision that all arrived at.
First World Congress on Disaster Management (1st WCDM)
The First WCDM was organized primarily to bring together national and international expertise in the form of Governmental organizations, Civil Society Organizations, specialists, experts, professional, academicians and scientific experts on a common platform for effective and efficient disaster management. It was one of the very first kind of endeavors that was undertaken in India to have global congruence on the concern of disaster management. The key outcome was Hyderabad Declaration that promised to make Disaster management a vital policy initiative in the realm of public policy.
National workshop on Fire and Life Safety
The importance of life safety was discussed followed by showcasing techniques of safety in situation of Fire Disaster by the host Police and Home Guards personnel.
Brain Storming Session an ideal Tsunami Warning System for Indian Ocean
To understand how warning systems for better awareness of Tsunamis for Indian Ocean can be generated, by discussions with experts on Tsunamis.
National Conference on Post Tsunami Introspection Action Plan and Brain Storming Session an Ideal Tsunami Warning System for Indian Ocean
This was organized with the aim of creating awareness about Tsunamis post 2004 that had created havoc in the Sri Lanka and the neighbor state of Tamil Nadu and the steps that need to be taken to make the region tsunami secure and also for setting up world class warning systems in Indian Oceans. Wide range of experts from scientists to oceanographers were involved in discussions.
National Conference on Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Management
This was one of the very first conferences that DMICs had organized on the theme of Disaster management in order to understand the varied and different perspectives on disaster management and its prevention involving the major stakeholders. Contextualizing Andhra Pradesh, being a highly disaster prone region, the conference was hosted with the larger aim of understanding the kind of disaster threats that State of Andhra suffered from and how could they be prevented. This was very first deliberation that DMICS had organized in the realm of Disaster Management.
National Conference on Solutions for Road Safety
This National Conference was organized with the aim of dispensing and disseminating best practices on road safety from across the nation that state of Andhra Pradesh could use.
National Conference on Traffic Management, Road Safety
The National conference was organized to create awareness about road safety and its significance for citizens on day to day basis