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Day 1

Tuesday 10th July

Welcome Address by Chairman GIDMC

9:30-10:30

Inaugural Speech

9:30-10:30

Opening Address

9:30-10:30

Keynote Address

10:30-11:30

Plenary Session 1

11:45-12:45

The session on “Mainstreaming DRR for Sustainable Development in different industries” is an idea to highlight the major legal, regulatory, financial, social aspects in development, mines, hydrocarbon and other sectors for inclusive and sustainable development. The focus is on addressing the voice of different countries for the need of guidelines for policy makers and development practitioners on how to mainstream DRR across different sectors. The eminent speakers would represent sectors like hydrocarbon, mines, development who can discuss on the ideas, tools, policies and related agendas for the mainstreaming DRR for sustainable development.

Theme: Mainstreaming DRR for Sustainable Development in different Industries

Chairperson

Co-Chairperson

Panelists

Motivational Speaker

12:45-13:30

Technical Session 1

14:30–16:00

India as a country is at the cusp of an economic growth transition and urban areas are contributing rapidly to this. This session will look at some of these challenges like urban growth and disasters, urban development schemes and the resilience agenda and will try to crystallise the conversation towards identifying specific and broad areas of interventions that could be dovetailed to existing urban planning and management regime in the country. Through this session we would also understand ways and means to bring in fresh proposals for innovative urban practices that could be eventually scaled up to other smaller and rapidly growing cities In India.

Theme : Smart, safe and resilient cities- action at the city municipal corporation level

Chairperson

Speakers

Technical Session 2

14:30–16:00

Disaster management is about planning on how to prepare ourselves before, during and after a disaster or emergency situation occurs. The session on safety and disaster management would focus on bringing together guidelines for the design, engineering and management of disasters for the major industries like oil and gas, steel, cement, aluminium, coal and others. The objective is to discuss the present level of frameworks and identify the gaps and critical challenges in addressing safety and disaster management issues.

Theme : Safety and Disaster Management in different Industries: Mines, Petroleum, Natural Gas, Oil, Defence, aluminium, steel and cements

Chairperson

Speakers

Technical Session 3

16:15-17:45

An emergency becomes a disaster when it exceeds the capability of the local resources to manage it.The session will highlight the role, vision, resources and capabilities of different organisations in managing emergency and crisis situations. The discussion would focus on the importance of effective communication in disaster management with specific references like Kashmir floods.

Theme : Emergency Response Management: Role of effective communication

Chairperson

Speakers

Technical Session 4

16:15-17:45

The session would highlight the role of private sector partnerships in disaster management and resilience discourse. The focus is to understand the need for a resource pool, to strengthen commitments, actions and solutions extended by business community, experts towards enhancing responsible investments in mitigating disaster risks. The objective is to localise humanitarian response, to connect crisis & risk management phases in strengthening community knowledge & capacity for building resilience.

Theme : Resilience: Areas for partnership, potential opportunities and suggestions for future collaboration

Chairperson

Speakers

Day 2

Wednesday 11th July

Welcome Address

9:00-9:30

Keynote Address

9:30-10:00

Plenary Session 2

10:00-11:30

There are many different technologies available for disaster management. The use of advanced technologies like remote sensing, GIS, GPS, drones, AI and Robotics have resulted in more efficient and necessary information flow during emergency situations. The session would highlight on the practical use of these technologies for effective disaster and crisis management.

Theme: Lets Communicate Disasters: IT, IOT, AI and Robotics as game changers in pre, during and post disasters

Chairperson

Panelists

Plenary Session 3

11:45-13:00

The world continues to experience a wide variety of natural and human induced disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, volcanoes, fires, and wildfires. These disasters impact the society a lot. The session aims to analyse the present situation and plan on how can we prepare ourselves to face these natural disasters in future and help avoid industrial disasters.

Theme: Imagining Disasters – Vision 2030 and Way Forward

Chairperson

Co-Chairperson

Panelists

Technical Session 5

14:00–15:30

Climate change is one of the major cause of disaster risk to the society. It results in altering the frequency and intensity of hazard events. Affecting vulnerability to hazards, and changing exposure patterns. This session will discuss the importance of managing the risks associated with climate change and weather related hazards.

Theme : Connecting the dots between Disasters and Climate – Way Forward

Chairperson

Speakers

Technical Session 6

14:00–15:30

Cybercrimes are the biggest threats to the world. Understanding the fact that mismanagement of data, wrong information, incorrect location and failure in IT technology framework can result in wrong information resulting in unpredictable disasters which can happen in the field of climate, agriculture, insurance and more. The session will highlight some of these data, IT, technology disasters and our preparedness to handling them.

Theme : Cyber Space – Towards next big Disasters

Chairperson

Speakers

Technical Session 7

15:45-17:00

The private sector is a major employer and job creator, purveyor of products and services, and collectively constitutes the largest investors in the South Asian region. At the same time, the sector is adversely affected by increased exposure to disaster risks due to the interplay between climate change and unsustainable development, and bear the brunt of disasters. The session will bring together a rich ecology of actors working towards private sector resilience in Asia, including representatives of governments, individual businesses, networks, chambers of commerce, and supporting organizations, who together form the landscape within which the goals of the Sendai Framework may be realised.

Theme : Reducing Risks for Disasters in Business Continuity

Chairperson

Speakers

Technical Session 8

15:45-17:00

Interactive Session 1

Integrating DRR within a legal framework

Cybercrimes are the biggest threats to the world. Understanding the fact that mismanagement of data, wrong information, incorrect location and failure in IT technology framework can result in wrong information resulting in unpredictable disasters which can happen in the field of climate, agriculture, insurance and more. The session will highlight some of these data, IT, technology disasters and our preparedness to handling them.

Speaker

Interactive Session 2

Leadership in Crisis, Disasters and Catastrophes

Cybercrimes are the biggest threats to the world. Understanding the fact that mismanagement of data, wrong information, incorrect location and failure in IT technology framework can result in wrong information resulting in unpredictable disasters which can happen in the field of climate, agriculture, insurance and more. The session will highlight some of these data, IT, technology disasters and our preparedness to handling them.

Speaker

Valedictory

17:00-18:00

Understanding the fact that disasters are causing a great loss to the society, there is immediate need to manage them at all the levels and involving all the stakeholders. This requires a thoughtful consideration of the issues, challenges and solutions among all the major disaster related bodies like NGOS_’s, industries, associations, institutes and more. Through this panel: Your Problems Our Solutions, we aim to discuss, highlight and address the problems of different stakeholders in managing disaster risks for a sustainable future.

Theme : Your Problems Our Solutions

Chairperson

Speakers

Vote of Thanks

18:00-18:15

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