Source: News Bharati English14 Oct 2016 09:16:36

New Delhi, October 14: An exhibition will be organized at the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) 2016 in New Delhi at Vigyan Bhawan with an emphasis on ‘Make in India’. The exjhibition aims at showcasing good practices in Disaster Risk Management.
The Conference will be organized by the Government in alliance with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) from November 3-5, 2016. Healthy practices in Disaster management through the initiatives displayed by various governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations as well as other stakeholders will be portrayed in the exhibition.

The exhibition will also be leveraged to showcase India’s rich cultural heritage, handloom and handicraft products to the international delegates from 60 Asian countries that are participating in the Conference. Visual material, publications, posters, multimedia and latest technological innovations showcasing India’s efforts at Disaster Risk Reduction, mitigation and preparedness will be displayed at the exhibition. The exhibition area will be open for the public from 6 to 8 PM.

Also, a national-level painting competition for schoolchildren aged 10-14 years, a short films competition and the first World Tsunami Awareness Day are also being organized during the Conference. All these events are aimed at generating awareness on issues related to DRR.

India is one of the signatories of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) adopted at the Third UN World Conference in Sendai, Japan in March, 2015. Reaffirming its commitment to address DRR and strengthen resilience to disasters, India launched its National Disaster Management Plan earlier this year in line with the priorities defined in the Sendai Framework.

Introducing DRR in governance is key to sustainable economic development and is linked to indicators of growth such as eradication of poverty and malnutrition, improved standards of healthcare and education, better sanitation, protection of environment, among others.