The fifth World Congress on Disaster Management on the overarching theme of “Technology, Finance and Capacity for Building Resilience to Disasters in the Contexts of Covid-19” is being organised from November 24-27, 2021 at the IIT Delhi campus.
The World Congress on Disaster Management is an initiative of Disaster Management Initiatives and Convergence Society (DMICS) to bring researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the world on the same platform to discuss various challenging issues of disaster risk management. WCDM aims to promote interaction of science, policy and practices to enhance understanding of risks and advance actions for reducing risks and building resilience to disasters.
Union defence minister, Rajnath Singh, virtually inaugurated the WCDM 2021 where he called for closer global cooperation to strengthen international architecture for building structures to prevent and manage future disasters. He also mentioned a comprehensive assessment of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the implementation of 2030 sustainable development goals, emphasising the need to incorporate new ideas in global and national strategies.
The WDC includes a number of special technical sessions, plenary sessions, thematic sessions, concurrent sessions, and special feature events, and pre-conference events. Moreover, poster presentations, exhibitions, and startups on disaster management are also on the schedule.
The event is being organised by the DMICS in collaboration with IIT Delhi, Government of Delhi, NDMA, NIDM, DRDO, ICMR, GSI, NRSC among others. A number of academic, scientific, and technical institutions have joined as knowledge partners. These include inter alia the following, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Indraprastha Guru Nanak University, Amity University, Jindal University, IIT Roorkee, School of Planning and Architecture New Delhi.