Policies and Programmes in DRR
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION 2016 AT KOLKATA
The Excellous Society is pleased to announce that its flagship event the International Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (ICDRR2016) will be hosted at Kolkata, India, 26th - 27th March 2017.
The Asia Pacific region faces over 60% of the world’s natural disasters. A new United Nations global assessment report on disaster risk, May, 2015, says India's average annual economic loss due to disasters is estimated to be $9.8 billion. This includes more than $7 billion loss on account of floods, landslides which includes West Bengal & north east region.
"The report is a wake-up call for countries to increase their commitment to invest in smart solutions to strengthen resilience to disasters," says UNISDR". The Sendai Framework adopted by UN Member States for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework) is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda, with seven targets and four priorities for action.
A key objective of the ICDRR 2016 is to raising the voice and to educate how to reduce disaster risk, but also that responsibility should be shared with stakeholders including local government, the private sector and other stakeholder in every possible way. The substantial reduction of disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health and in the economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets of persons, businesses, communities and countries.
It is expected that 250 people including both international and domestic delegates, will attend the ICDRR 2016 Conference which will be held at the Kolkata, the City of Joy during end of March 2016.
Information regarding conference schedule is already published in the conference website www.icdrr2016.in
About Excellous Society and its activities.
Excellous Society (ES) is independent and non political, not-for-profit organisation working towards making the country´s most vulnerable communities safer from natural and other hazards, through preparedness and mitigation. Along with its international and national partner organisation, has been working in partnership with government organizations and Corporate Sectors in conducting programmes on Community Preparedness, School Safety, Hospital Safety, engineers training programmes, planning etc. ES expert network comprises users, planners, researchers, industry, managers, response personnel, practitioners, social scientists and other interested parties within emergency and disaster management.
Central to ES´s successful contribution to the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR) is the strong partnership with various national and international bodies working with same vision and the group of core members who are specialists in the field with strong linkages to Government Organizations and civil society. Having worked towards risk mitigation for many years, ES members have seen the effects of disasters and the difference made by preparedness and mitigation. ES strives to encourage preparedness and mitigation at all levels of society including school, hospitals, corporate sector and communities at large. The Excellous Group is a member of National Safety Council and Fire Engineers (India)