PM Modi inaugurated Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Nov 3, 2016 17:00 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 3 November 2016 inaugurated the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) in New Delhi. Aim of the 3-day conference is to find ways for better management of disaster risk.

The conference will come out with a declaration consolidating the political commitment of governments towards preventing and reducing risk as well as strengthening resilience by accelerating implementation.

Inaugurating the Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Modi  outlined a ten-point agenda for renewing efforts towards disaster risk reduction. The 10-point agenda includes

•    All development sectors must imbibe the principles of disaster risk management

•    Network of universities should be developed to work on disaster issues.

•    He emphasised on working towards risk coverage for all, which starts from poor households to small and medium enterprises, as well as multi-national corporations to nation states.

•    He asked to encourage involvement and leadership of women as they are the biggest sufferers of any disaster.

•    He called for global investment in risk mapping.

•    Leveraging on technology to enhance the efficiency of the disaster risk management efforts

•    Utilise the opportunities provided by social media and mobile technologies.

•    He also called for building on local capacity and initiative

•    Opportunity to learn from a disaster must not be wasted.

•    Bring about greater cohesion in international response to disasters.

Besides, he also asked all countries to embrace the spirit of Sendai Framework which calls for an all-of-society approach to disaster risk management.

Is this article important for exams ? Yes14 People Agreed

DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Latest Videos

Register to get FREE updates

    All Fields Mandatory
  • (Ex:9123456789)
  • Please Select Your Interest
  • Please specify

  • ajax-loader
  • A verifcation code has been sent to
    your mobile number

    Please enter the verification code below

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK