PROF. IAN DAVIS TALKS ON REFLECTIONS ON 45 YEARS IN DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT: NEW DELHI, INDIA (03.02.2017)

PROF. IAN DAVIS TALKS ON REFLECTIONS ON 45 YEARS IN DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT ( 3rd February, 2017): NEW DELHI, INDIA

The increasing frequency and intensity of adverse impact of natural disasters in the past few years has been a matter of concern for national and provincial governments and ‘at-risk’ communities.

The global Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) frameworks “Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030) and its predecessor “Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters” have been endorsed by national governments,  international humanitarian assistance agencies, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society organizations in a large number of countries.

The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004, the Sichuan earthquake of 2008, the cyclone Nargis of 2008, the Haiti earthquake of 2010, typhoon Haiyan of 2013 and the Gorkha earthquake of 2015 have shown that Disaster Risk Reduction needs greater attention of all stakeholders. Additionally, the looming challenge of climate change adaptation presents a uniquely challenging scenario for the future generations;

On behalf of leading Humanitarian and Disaster Management agencies- Change Alliance, Islamic Relief India, Oxfam India, SSP and the National Coalition of Humanitarian Agencies, Sphere India had organized a Talk by Prof. Ian Davis, Visiting Professor of Disaster Risk Management at Lund, Kyoto and Oxford Brookes Universities at India Internal Centre, New Delhi on 3rd February, 2017. Prof. Ian Davis has been working in demystifying disaster risk reduction since 1972.

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