Workshop to commemorate International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction today

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New Delhi: A Workshop to commemorate International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR Day) 2021 will be organised today at India International Centre, Delhi.

A series of Handbooks on Multi-Sector Coordination for Emergency Response will also be released during the workshop (02 PM- 3:30 PM), which is being organised by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) and Sphere India. The timings of the workshop

The handbooks are based on six key thematic sectors of emergency response- Health, Shelter, Education, Food and Nutrition, Water & Sanitation, and Protection act as an operational manual for stakeholder coordination during emergencies, said a press release.   

“These handbooks define the roles played by different stakeholders and sector actors and are guidelines to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of humanitarian action. They aim to enable coordination among different stakeholders for better outcomes during emergency response- thus, building disaster risk resilience,” the release quoted Vikrant Mahajan, CEO, Sphere India, as saying.

He added that one and half hour-long Media Roundtable will start at 04 PM and it will discuss the critical role of the media in building the resilience of the community through sharing of life-saving information during all the three stages of the disaster cycle- Preparedness, Relief & Recovery, and Rehabilitation.

The keynote address will be delivered by Major General Manoj Kumar Bindal, Executive Director, NIDM.

The panelists for the workshop include- Prof Anil K Gupta, NIDM; Kamal Kishore, NDMA; Daniel Gilman, UNOCHA;  SN Pradhan, NDRF; Tom White, UNICEF; Ms Lee Macqueen, NCDHR; Dr Rajat Jain, Doctors for You; Dr Ritu Singh Chauhan, WHO; Dr Nidhi Pundhir, HCL Foundation; Justin Jebakumar, Habitat for Humanity, India.

The Panelists for the Media Roundtable are- Vijay Soni, Editor, Open Magazine; Anil Tiyagi, Editor, Gfiles; Himanshu S Mishra, Senior Editor, NDTV; Deepak Parvatiyar, Chief Advisor, Indian Federation of UN Associations; Roshan Gaur, Bureau Chief, Rashtriya Sahara; Sanjay Singh, Sec General, Press Club of India. Onkareshwar Pandey, Editor in Chief, Indian Observer Post, will moderate the media panel. (Press Release)

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