First World Congress on Disaster Management

DMICS organized a historical World Congress on Disaster Management ( WCDM ) from 21st to 24th October 2008 at Hyderabad. This Global Congress was first of its kind in India. The objective of the congress was to network National and International Resources and expertise, bring them to a common platform for effective and efficient disaster management. Bharat Ratna, His Excellency Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam, Former President of India, was the Chief Guest and delivered the inaugural address. Gen. N.C Vij, the then Hon'ble Vice Chairman NDMA, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, delivered the key note address.

Govt of India, National Disaster Management Authority ( NDMA ) and Govt of Andhra Pradesh were among the co-hosts. National Institute of Disaster Management ( NIDM ), Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ), JNT University ( JNTU - Hyderabad ), were among the key Prime-Associates. The fact that 50 nations including UN Organizations like UNISDR, SDC, UNICEF and UNFPA participated and deliberated on various themes of the Disasters, signifies the global scope of the Congress. The congress laid down a clear road map and action plan to mitigate the suffering of the masses in future.

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