Plenary Sessions


The Congress would be structured in 8 Plenary and 30 Thematic Sessions on various issues and aspects of disaster management. Besides poster presentations, film shows and exhibitions shall be held.

Eminent speakers shall speak and join in panel discussions on different aspects of building resilience to disasters for sustainable development.

Thematic Sessions


30 Thematic Sessions shall be organised structured around 10 Thematic Clusters. The details are as follows:

THEMATIC CLUSTERS THEMATIC SESSIONS
A – Understanding Risks of Disasters Session – 1: Geological Disasters
Session – 2 : Hydro-Meteorological Disasters
Session – 3 : Human Induced Disasters
B – Risk Prevention and Mitigation Session – 4: School Safety Programme
Session – 5 : Hospital Safety Programme
Session – 6 : Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in Development
C – Resilience of Built Environment Session – 7 : Resilient Housing
Session – 8 : Infrastructure Resilience
Session – 9 : Making Cities and Heritage Resilient to Disasters and Climate Change
D – Leveraging Science and Technology for Disaster Management Session – 10 : Application of Remote Sensing and GIS for Disaster Management
Session – 11 : Early Warning and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management
Session – 12 : Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Disaster Management - New Ideas and Innovations for Disaster Management
E - Capacity Development for Disaster Management Session – 13 : Disaster Management in School Education
Session – 14 : Disaster Management in Higher Education
Session – 15 : Awareness Generation and Training for Disaster Management
F – Inclusive Disaster Management Session – 16 : Children and Disasters
Session – 17 : Women and Disasters
Session – 18 : Building Resilience to Disasters for Removing Poverty
G – Multi-Stakeholder Participation in Disaster Management Session – 19 : Role of NGOs in Disaster Management
Session – 20 : Role of Corporate, Public, Private Sectors in Disaster Management
Session – 21 : Media and Disasters
H – Disaster Response and Recovery Session – 22 : Search, Rescue and Evacuation
Session – 23 : Emergency Relief and Humanitarian Assistance
Session – 24 : Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction
I – Financing Disaster Management Session – 25: Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience
Session – 26: International Assistance for Disaster Management
Session – 27: Risk Insurance
J – Risk Governance Session – 28: National and Local Planning for Disaster Management
Session – 29: Challenges and Opportunities in Implementation
Session – 30 : Monitoring Progress

SPECIAL FEATURED EVENTS


THEMATIC CLUSTERS THEMATIC SESSIONS
Make My City Resilient City Mayors will share their good practices for making their cities resilient
Make My School Safe Children will narrate their hands on experiences with disaster risk reduction

Towards a Safer & Resilient Future