Over the last 10 years, disasters have affected more than 1.5 billion people across the world. The total cost of these disasters is estimated to have exceeded $1.5 trillion. (UNISDR (United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction), Sendai framework for disaster risk reduction 2015–2030, 2015). A government study of 10 major disasters in the past decade in India has revealed that damages caused by such natural hazards have resulted in losses that account for as high as 66% of all public-sector losses. The need is for comprehensive understanding of these probable incidences and damages caused by them to communities, public sector enterprises and industries.
In this context, the iCONEX Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. which is an international event organization, has been promoting Health, Environmental, Safety and Sustainability Initiatives globally, has taken a step ahead towards sustainable development. Understanding the need of global platform to discuss the preparedness of our PSU’S, industries and other stakeholders against the destruction caused by natural disasters, Global Inclusive Disaster Management Conference (GIDMC) has been planned on 10th and 11th July 2018 in Le Meridian Hotel New Delhi.
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Global Inclusive Disaster Management Conference (GIDMC) is the global event initiated by the iCONEX Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd in support with PSU’s like Cairn India,Tata Motors, etc., industries, academia and more. The event is planned by steering committee and technical committee members consisting of HSE leaders from India and abroad. It is the first event of its kind towards inclusive disaster management.
The event positions itself as the mega show which would bring forth the discussions highlighting “How better we are prepared for the Disasters”. Preparedness to natural and industrial disasters with respect to technologies, policies, frameworks and partnerships. The objective to bring policy makers, technology providers, research institutions, user organizations, resilience officers and HSE practioners at the same platform and bridge the knowledge gap. Revolving around the theme of “Managing Disaster Risks for Resilient Future” would envisage co-learning through sharing of knowledge and best practices, promoting interactions between different stakeholders and forging new partnerships and networks.
The vision of the conference is to position itself as one of the mega show which is the only platform to host deliberant discussions evaluating “how better we are prepared for disasters”.