Pre-Events for Second Meeting of NPDRR

Several pre-events as a pre-cursor for the 2nd Meeting of NPDRR have been planned. The tentative details of pre-events are as follows.

The pre events mentioned will be conducted from 1st February 2017 to 23 April 2017 by NIDM, NDMA and MHA. Venue of such pre-events will be decided by the concerned organization.

National Workshop on Preparation of Heat Wave Action Plan Jointly with Government of Telangana

Organizer: NIDM

Date: 22-23 February 2017

Venue: Hyderabad

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in year 2016 formulated and released “National Guideline on for Preparation of Action Plan – Prevention and Management of Heat-Wave.” As a preliminary event to the NPDRR, 2017, NDMA in collaboration with Government of Telangana organized a two day National Workshop on preparation of Heat wave Action Plan risk reduction through sharing of best practices at Hyderabad on 22-23 February, 2017. The overall goal of the workshop was to guide states in the operationalizing of heat action plans in their respective states. The workshop was attended by 43 participants from 10 States and various technical agencies. Five Technical Sessions, chaired by Member(s) NDMA, conducted during the two day Workshop was as follows:

 
  1. Heat Wave Action Plan and Risk Reduction,

  2. Experience Sharing of Heat prone States and Implementations of Mitigation Measures,

  3. Early Warning and Forecasting of Heat Wave,

  4. Effective Governance Tools for Increased Resilience to Heat Wave and Monitoring, and

  5. Review & Updation of Heat Action Plan.  

With increasing trend of heat-wave in India over the past several years, these Action Plans will provide insight into the heat related illness and the necessary mitigative and response actions to be undertaken.

Conference on Capacity Building for Disaster Management with CAPFs and DG Civil Defence

Organizer: NIDM

Date: 29 March 2017, New Delhi

Venue: New Delhi

On 3rd March, 2017 a Conference to review Capacity Building of various stakeholders was held at NDMA Bhawan. The Conference was conducted in the backdrop of the significance of Institutionalized Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Reduction as outlined in the National Policy on Disaster Management (NPDM) 2009 and National Disaster Management Plan (NDMP) 2016, with particular reference to involvement of Armed Forces, Central Armed Para Military Forces (CAPFs), SDRF and Youth Organizations to include Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), National Cadet Corps (NCC) and Civil Defence (CD) etc.  The disaster management training facilities and training activities at various CAPFs training institutions were reviewed during the Conference in order to improve upon and optimize their current capacity to train for disaster response. Representatives of CAPFs, NDRF, NCC, ICG, NYKs, NEPA, CISC and HQ IDS attended the Conference.

 
  1. The focus points of the Conference were as under:

  1. Assessment of training capacities and review of training conducted during 2016-17.

  2. Content and duration of training of first responders (SDRF, Civil Defence, Home Guards, ANOs (NCC), NYKs Volunteers).

  3. Budget implications for training first responders.

  4. Strengthening of Disaster Management Wings of CAPFs Training Institutes.

  5. Feedback on integration of Armed Forces and CAPF in District Disaster Management Plan (DDMPs) / State Disaster Management Plan (SDMPs) and Mock Drills at various levels (where locally available).

  6. Integration of training and deployment  of Civil Defence Volunteers with Fire Services as first responders.

 
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    Issues related to Co- location  of NDRF Search And Rescue (SAR) Teams with CAPF Training Institutes,

    training infrastructure & provision of latest training equipments, Staffing at CAPFs training institutions, standardization of syllabus, allocation of Course vacancies for Financial Year 2017-18 and  3 level Capacity Building of NCC-NCC  Cadets, ANOs and permanent instructors  were also discussed.

 
  1. IRS training conducted as preliminary to various State/District level Mock Exercises coordinated by the NDMA, and “Aapda Mitra” Scheme of NDMA being launched in 30 vulnerable districts were also discussed.  NDMA’s scheme of Financial assistance of  Rs One lakh for each district to run their Mock Exercise on IRS model with due participation of all the first responders including Armed Forces, NDRF, CAPFs, Civil Defence, Fire Services, Home Guard, NCC & NYKs Volunteers etc. was also highlighted.

Hospital Disaster Resilience Meeting Organized by NIDM, Jointly with Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC)

Organizer: NIDM

Date: 29 March 2017

Venue: New Delhi

In its efforts towards ensuring the structural and functional safety of hospitals so as to minimize risks to human lives as well as critical healthcare infrastructure during and after disasters, The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), BANGKOK conducted a Hospital Disaster Resilience Meeting on 29th March 2017. This was a prevent to upcoming National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR).

The meeting was organized contextualizing the need for hospital safety as a national priority in the overall scheme of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) initiatives, the need to coordinate with all stakeholders to make public health infrastructure risk resilient and role of  NDMA guidelines on Hospital Safety for preparing Hospital Disaster Management Plans.

Sharing information and experiences in implementing hospital safety and preparedness programmes, participants highlighted the need and importance of hospital simulation exercises to address issues relating to patient safety in disaster situations. The concept of structurally safe and energy efficient green hospitals, which have been increasingly gaining importance across the country, was also discussed as a holistic approach to hospital resilience relating it with DRR, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) frameworks.The need to strengthen hospitals by way of regular capacity building training and exercises was also discussed. Participants also reviewed and analyzed the existing training programmes and suggested a road map to standardize the same as per the NDMA guidelines.

Senior officials from NDMA, World Health Organization (WHO),MoHFW, National Institute of Health and Family Welfare (NIHFW), Hospital Boards of India, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Indian Medical Association (IMA), National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH), administrators from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Safdarjung hospital, and doctors and organizations with expertise in disaster healthcare attended the meeting.

Round Table Discussion on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure

Organizer: NIDM

Date: 29 March 2017

Venue: New Delhi

A Round Table on Disaster Resilient Infrastructure was held in new Delhi on 1st April 2017, in the margins of the New Development Bank (NDB) Annual Meeting. The event was organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP). Participants included representatives from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the Asian Development Bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, the New Development, the World Bank, private sector infrastructure lenders, infrastructure developers, insurance companies, academics working on the subject and the Government of India (GoI).

The Round Table discussed the following four areas for collaboration, and how a coalition could enhance progress in each of these areas.

1)    Assessing Disaster Risk: To assess disaster risk, systems that capture and update comprehensive data on infrastructure and disasters need to be established. This includes risk of direct damage to infrastructure on a range of timescales, in terms of both full and partial disruption in the functionality of the infrastructure due to natural hazards.

2)    Standards of design and implementation; good risk management practices in infrastructure projects: Standards, codes and management practices have to keep pace with the state-of-the-art understanding of natural hazards, as well as advancements in engineering technologies to ensure that all new investment in infrastructure projects is made to the best possible standards.

3)    Financing new infrastructure and mechanisms for covering risks: Some risk of loss, especially that emanating from low-frequency, high impact events, has to be covered through mechanisms that diversify this risk. Insurance as a mechanism must be explored, along with opportunities for innovation in this regard through development of risk pools for different infrastructure classes. However, for more frequent but lower impact events, other mechanisms for reducing risk are required.

4)    Mechanisms for supporting recovery in infrastructure sectors after disasters: Predictable and reliable public finance mechanisms that support infrastructure recovery need to be in place. A formal fiscal facility should be established to ensure liquidity at the point of disaster within moments of it occurring, to facilitate swift recovery and minimise disruption of services.

National Workshop on “Sharing of Best Practices & Lessons Learnt under National School Safety Programme (NSSP)

Organizer: NDMA

Date: 7th April 2017

Venue: New Delhi

The ‘National School Safety Programme (NSSP) has been successfully implemented by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in partnership with the States/UT Governments in 8600 schools in 43 districts spread over 22 States/UTs of the country falling in seismic zone IV & V. A National Stakeholder Workshop was convened by NDMA on “Sharing of Best Practices and Lessons Learnt under NSSP” on 7th April 2017 at NDMA Bhawan, New Delhi. The workshop was hosted as one of the Pre-Events to the Conduct of the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR).  

The objective of the said workshop was to get an updated status of project implementation and gather insights into good practices, challenges and lessons learnt from the Project States for planning any up-scaling of school safety programme in future in the country. The Workshop witnessed participation of 32 officers from 18 Project States. Each participating State made a detailed presentation on the work undertaken by them in NSSP, good practices and lessons learnt while implementing the project and some of the States also highlighted the initiative taken to upscale the project to reach to other districts of the State. At the end of the workshop, it was decided that an inventory of the best practices on NSSP would be synthesized, based on the inputs received from the various Project States.

Private Sector: Role in Implementing Sendai Framework for DRR

Organizer: NIDMA

Date: 11th -12th April 2017

Venue: Chennai , Tamil Nadu

Two-days Workshop on National Plan for Disaster Management

Organizer: NIDM

Date: 12th -13th April 2017

Venue: New Delhi

Training Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction & Heritage Sites (Natural and Cultural)

Organizer: NDMA

Date: 14th -19th April 2017

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has been developing draft National Guidelines on Disaster Risk Management for Museums and Cultural Heritage Sites and Precincts since 2016, following extensive consultation processes among experts and professionals in the field. Within these policy initiatives, several workshops to generate awareness and build capacity have also been organised in collaboration with various museums and other cultural institutions. The curtain raiser event organised during 14-19th April, 2017 in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Wildlife Institute of India builds upon these initiatives.

The training workshop was divided into two sections, with the first half devoted to Natural Heritage and led by TISS and WII and the second half led by TISS and NDMA. The workshop was delivered through lectures, desktop exercises and site visits within Mumbai. Resource people included faculty and staff at TISS, WII and NDMA as well as external experts. The course was delivered to a small but focused group of participants from diverse backgrounds. The Natural Heritage theme was described through case examples of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India, an introduction to the eco-systems approach towards disaster risk reduction, exploitation of natural resources etc. The Cultural Heritage theme discussed the scope of cultural heritage, typologies and the specific disaster risks that threatened the values of heritage. Participants worked on small exercises in groups and presented their work to the faculty and resource persons, which culminated in detailed debates and discussions.

School Safety: Building Culture of Safety through Education

Organizer: NIDMA

Date: 17th April, Indian Habitat Centre

Venue: New Delhi

Resources:

Concept Note and Agenda School Safety- Building Culture of Safety through Education

Building Local Capacity for Mitigating Multi-Hazard Risk

Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

Organizer: NIDMA

Date: 20th April, 2017

Venue: New Delhi

Resources:

Concept Note Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

GIS Enabled Disaster Database

Organizer: NIDMA

Date: 21st April, 2017

Venue: JNU Campus New Delhi

Resources:

GIS Enabled Disaster Database

Multi Hazard Community Capacity Building - Leave no one behind

Organizer: NIDMA

Date: 24th April, 2017

Venue: New Delhi

Resources:

Multi Hazard Community Capacity Building- Leave No One Behind

School Safety : Building Culture of Safety Through Education.

Organizer: NIDM and UNICEF

Date: 17th April 2017

Venue: New Delhi

Resources:

School Safety : Building Culture of Safety Through Education.