New Delhi, Nov 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating a three-day Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 2016 on Thursday. The Conference will be held from November 3-5 in New Delhi.
Speaking to media Union Minister Rajnath Singh said that, about 4,000 representatives from 61 countries will participate in this event. He further informed that a two-member team from Pakistan will also participate in the conference.
This will be the is the first AMCDRR after the introduction of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, adopted at the third UN World Conference in Sendai, Japan in March, 2015.
This conference will set the direction for implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Asia-Pacific region. This Asian ministerial conference on disaster risk reduction will focus on partnership with governments and stakeholders to imbibe the practices in the region’s development narrative.
The meet will focus on collaboration, consultation and partnership with governments and stakeholders to mainstream DRR in the region’s development narrative. The conference will adopt the ‘Asian Regional Plan for Implementation of the Sendai Framework’ endorsed by the Asian countries.
An exhibition will also be held showcasing good practices in disaster risk management through the initiatives displayed by various governmental and non-governmental organisations as well as other stakeholders. 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.