New Delhi: The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy will inaugurate the 1st International Conference on “Landslides Risk Reduction and Resilience” here tomorrow. The conference which is being organized by the National Institute of Disaster management (NIDM), is the first of its kind on this theme in the country and would be highly pertinent to the disaster management in the hill States.
The conference aims to bring together all the stakeholders including relevant ministries / organizations/universities/departments and experts to discuss, debate and disseminate practically useful knowledge, information, experiences and innovations for landslides risk reduction and resilience at national and international levels. The conference will develop a road map towards landslide risk reduction and resilience through networking, collaboration and coordination amongst different stakeholders.
Scientist, engineer, technologists, planners, developers, administrators, policy and decision makers from different States of the country as well as other countries will participate and share their views in the conference. More than 50 Knowledge partners including International Consortium on Landslides (ICL), Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), ITC Netherlands, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UN ESCAP), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), International Association for Promoting Geo-ethics (IAPG), International Geographical Union (IGU), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), State Disaster Management Authorities (SDMAs), Geological Survey of India (GSI), CSIR, IITs, Universities, UGC, AICTE, Revenue and Disaster Management departments, Prasar Bharti and many other relevant stakeholders are supporting NIDM in organizing this international event.