Natural hazards have been occurring from time to time in the past and are perceived to increase further in terms of complexity, magnitude, and frequency. The destruction caused by natural hazards, can lead to large-scale losses, especially in areas with high population and economic investment concentration. South Asia, owing to its diverse geo-climatic characteristics, is prone to a variety of natural hazards. The webinar takes the audience through different types of disaster management approaches, challenges faced by South Asian Countries in Disaster Management and lessons that can be learnt from other countries. Disaster education is one of the crucial approaches towards preparedness to reduce the negative consequences of a disaster as in case of Bangladesh, under CDMP programme issues on hazards, vulnerability, disaster risk reduction measures have already been made part of education system from elementary-secondary to tertiary level of education. There is a need to address gap in technological innovation regarding geospatial infrastructure, enhancing research capacities and technological transfers whilst promoting the sharing of skills, knowledge, ideas and coping mechanisms amongst countries in South Asia region.
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Mr. Nitya Nanda
Nitya Nanda A research professional with more than two decades of experience in research, consulting and teaching in international trade, investment, competition policy, environment and development issues. He has been involved with about 40 research/consulting projects, and in about half of them as the principal investigator. Currently, he is a Fellow with TERI where he is also the Convenor of the Centre for Resource Efficiency and Governance. He has been invited to attend conferences and workshops on the issues of his interest and expertise across the world and visited some 45 countries. He has more than 120 research publications including nine articles in peer-reviewed journals, 30 in other journals, 35 book chapters in edited volumes, 28 monographs/briefing papers, and 12 conference papers. He has authored two books and also edited four volumes. He has written several articles for newspapers and magazines. Currently, he is also the editor of TERI's flagship academic journal, Journal of Resources, Energy and Development.
Dr. Anil K. Gupta
(Associate Professor, NIDM)
Dr Anil K Gupta is a leading expert of resilience and disaster management, currently Head of Division of Policy Planning at India's National Institute of Disaster Management, at New Delhi. He is South Asia Core Group Member of International Union for Conservation of Nature Council of Ecosystem Management. He served as Nodal Officer for implementing Central Sector Scheme for DM Capacity building for states - Gujarat and Arunachal Pradesh, International cooperation programmes, Preparation of National DM Plan including mitigation, response and capacity plan, National Human Resource Plan for DM and DRR, and NIDM's Perspective Plan for Strengthening & Expansion, India's communication to UNCCD (MoEF). He also worked with CSIR-NEERI (Post-doc), State Government, Industry and Consultancy. He collaborated with GIZ Germany, CDKN UK, UNEP Geneva, UNESCO, UNDP, ISET-Colorado, ICIMOD, Potsdam University, Kyoto University, Government Ministries and other Institutes, represented in many international delegations abroad and Member of Governing Body, Research Advisory, Board of Studies of Universities/colleges and Institutes.
Mr. Anil K. Sinha
(IAS (rtd.) Sr. Advisor, Mentor & Consultant)
As the founder Vice-Chairman of the Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (in the rank and status as Cabinet Minister), he established the ethos of the organization lending it vision, goals and leadership. These have contributed handsomely towards the setting-up of the Authority and many of its programs and processes, which are today instrumental in developing the state's capacity to meet environmental and related challenges Mr. Sinha has extensive experience and knowledge in the field of disaster risk-reduction/ management; including issues of environment and climate change along with public administration, policy analysis and programming. He has also contributed extensively to programs on national-level capacity building for institutional and legislative systems aiming at disaster risk reduction and mitigation; post-disaster response and recovery planning; enhancement of sustainable policies for national development, and early warning systems among others. Mr. Sinha has also authored various works of analytical writing on issues of disaster risk reduction and is widely travelled to more than thirty countries. Earlier, he also founded the National Institute of Disaster Management, Govt. of India at the national level and the International Recovery Platform (IRP), UNDP in Kobe, Japan at the global level.
Dr. Dwijendra Lal Mallick
(Director/Fellow, Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies)
Dr. Mallick has been a part of Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS) for over 18 years. With a background in Sociology and Ph. D in Anthropology, his field of expertise is in implementation of research projects on natural resources management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction, policy and institutional analysis, poverty alleviation and livelihood promotion, agricultural development, market promotion, stakeholder analysis and consensus building and institutional and capacity building and empowerment of the poor local capacity and partnership building and climate change adaptation. At BCAS, he is heading the Publication and Communication Division and is an editor of the Environmental Newsletters of BCAS and contributes articles to leading international and local papers. His has also participated in several international and regional trainings, seminars and workshops on development, poverty, livelihood and environment issues, his most recent participation in the Rio+20 conference at Rio De Jenerio, Mexico. He is a member of a number of organizations such as Bangladesh Social Sciences Research Society, Biodiversity Working Group of the Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (BAPA) among others.
Bhawna Tyagi, Research Associate, TERI
Sonakshi Saluja, Research Associate, TERI
TERI, DFID, EPPI-Centre, PwC and LIRNEasia came together for hosting a one-hour online webinar focusing on effects of various disaster management approaches and their significance in South Asian context
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