Conference on Coastal Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience(CDRR&R)

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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’.

Facts:

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

Additional information:

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.

About NIDM:

  • 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.