Mangaluru: National Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015

Mangaluru: School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya, and Center for Health and Development – Medical Humanitarian Organization will be conducting the National Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 on 15th July, 2015 from 10am onwards.

A B Ibrahim, IAS, Deputy Commissioner will be the Chief Guest for the occasion. Dr Ashok, Assistant Commissioner, Mangaluru will be the guest of honour.

Disasters destroy lives and livelihoods around the world. Between 2000 and 2012, 1.7 million people died in disasters and an estimated $1.7 trillion USD of damages were sustained. It is also true that scientific knowledge and modern technology are not uniformly distributed across the globe, and considerable amount of information that is available is neither being adequately deployed nor effectively used and implemented.

Some of the key deliverables to be discussed will be on emergency relief, Disaster Management Act, Psycho-social Relief and Rehabilitation and Civil Defence with Peoples Participation in disasters.

Dr Saurabh Dalal, Consultant, National Institute of Disaster Management, New Delhi, Dr Ramachandra Kamath, Professor, Dept of Public Health, Manipal and AMDA – India Member, Dr Shivaprasad Rai, Ex Commandant, Home Guards and Consultant Surgeon are some of the confirmed speakers for the day. The event delegation is by invitation only. However those wanting to register and attend, may send an email on: disastermgt.ssw@gmail.com

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