Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 02 Nov 2016 Location: India (New Delhi) Venue: Banquet Hall (3rd floor), The Ashok, 50-B, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri
Tsunamis are rare. But they can be extremely deadly. In the past 100 years, more than 260,000 people have perished in 58 separate tsunamis. At an average of 4,600 deaths per disaster, the toll has surpassed any other natural hazard. Tsunamis know no borders, making international cooperation key for deeper political and public understanding of risk reduction measures.
The UN General Assembly has designated 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day and called on countries around the globe to mark it. Each edition of the annual day will be thematic: the focus in 2016 is “Live to Tell” to promote eective education and evacuation drills. The UN General Assembly has tasked the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) with facilitating the observance of World Tsunami Awareness Day in collaboration with the rest of the United Nations System.
Considering the World Tsunami Awareness Day is at the closing day (5th November) of the 7th AMCDRR, it is opportune to have a Special Session dedicated to the tsunami DRR within the 7th AMCDRR, together with the commemoration of the World Tsunami Awareness Day on 5th November at the Closing Ceremony of the 7th AMCDRR.
This session, on Saturday 5th November, will:
Commemoration Ceremony of the World Tsunami Awareness Day at Closing Ceremony of the first Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Panel Discussion 1: "Evacuation Drills and SOPs in India and Seychelles"
Moderator: Mr Tony Elliott, former head of the Secretariat to the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/IOTWMS)
This panel will share and discuss the results and observations from the two evacuation drills conducted in India and Seychelles by Government with support from the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) and UNISDR.
15:30-15:40 - Break
Panel Discussion 2: "Reducing tsunami mortality - lessons and good practices"
Moderator: Ms Laura Kong, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S Department of Commerce
This panel will discuss and identify lessons and good practices for reducing tsunami mortality by sharing and learning from different experiences.
16:30-16:45 - Wrap up of the Panel Discussions by the two moderators
16:45-17:00 - Closing remarks
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