News:Union Minister of State for Home Affairs has presided over the session of the 1st ‘National Conference on Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience – 2020’.
About the conference:
- Organized by the National Institute of Disaster Management(NIDM).
- Aim:To explore and debate the most recent advances in the discipline, to enhance the understanding of the issues and solutions on various facets for coastal disaster risk reduction and resilience.
- It also focussed on enhancing human capacity about coastal disaster risks and effective collaborative actions by implementing Prime Minister’s 10-point agenda and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Prime minister 10 Point agenda on Disaster reduction:It was outlined at the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2016:
- All development sectors must imbibe the principles of disaster risk management.
- Work towards risk coverage for all – starting from poor households to SMEs to multinational corporations to nation states.
- Encourage greater involvement and leadership of women in disaster risk management.
- Invest in risk mapping globally.
- Leverage technology to enhance the efficiency of disaster risk management efforts.
- Develop a network of universities to work on disaster issues as they have social responsibilities too.
- Utilise the opportunities provided by social media and mobile technologies and recognise the potential of social media and develop applications for all aspects of disaster risk management.
- Build on local capacity and initiative.
- Ensure that the opportunity to learn from a disaster must not be wasted.
- Bring about greater cohesion in international response to disasters.
About Sendai Framework:
- Adopted in 2015 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
- It is a 15-year voluntary, non-binding agreement on disaster risk reduction.
- NIDM is a premier institute of the Government of India under the Ministry of Home Affairs.It was constituted under the Disaster Management Act 2005.
- It has the responsibility for human resource development, capacity building, training, research, documentation and policy advocacy in the field of disaster management.