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Governance Now Tech Innovations in Disaster Management Virtual Summit

Global Climate Risk Index report 2019 says that India is the 14th most vulnerable country in the world, due to extreme weather-related events. The country has been dealing with various disaster such as covid-19 pandemic, cyclones, locust and other industrial disasters over few months and every year the country witnesses the severe loss of lives, infrastructure, resources to disasters such as cyclone, floods, droughts, heatwave, Tsunami, landslides, earthquakes, various epidemics, Industrial and chemical disasters, mines disasters and rail and road accidents.

Technology plays a critical role in responding to the disaster well and its reduction too. To create a knowledge-sharing platform to discuss how advances in technologies can save billions of lives and socio-economic damage from various natural and accidental disasters. Governance Now Tech Innovations in Disaster Management Virtual Summit aims to create a platform for knowledge exchange on the integration of Information technology-based solutions and services in disaster management and risk reduction across the country.

Key Discussion Areas

Key Attendees: Disaster Management authorities from the centre and states, IT department, Academic institutions, and Technology Experts.

Key Technology focus

Chief Guest

Shri G Kishan Reddy *

Hon'ble Minister of State
Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India

Key Speakers

Shri G.V.V. Sarma, IAS

Member Secretary
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)

Shri S N Pradhan, IPS

Director General
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)

Dr M Mohapatra

Director General of Meteorology
India Meteorological Department

Dr. Neeta Verma

Director General
National Informatics Centre (NIC)

Shri Sharad Chandra

Director - Flood Forecast Monitoring Directorate
Central Water Commission

Major General Manoj Kumar Bindal

Executive Director
National Institute of Disaster Management

Dr SK Som

Deputy Director General
Geological Survey of India

Shri Vyas ji

Vice Chairman
Bihar State Disaster Management Authority (BSDMA)

Prof Vinod K. Sharma

Senior Professor, Disaster Management, IIPA, New Delhi &
Vice-Chairman, Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority

Dr Sekhar Lukose Kuriakose

Member Secretary
Kerala State Disaster Management Authority

Ms Mahima Kaul

Director, Public Policy
Twitter India

Shri Rohan Verma


Dr Anshu Sharma


.......and more

Draft Agenda

10.00 am – 10.05 am

Login to the event site and brief guidelines for the attendees

10.05 am – 10.15 am

Welcome Address

10.15 am - 10.30 am

Keynote Address by the Chief Guest

10.30 am - 11.30 am

Panel Discussion on Leveraging New Technologies for Disaster Management

11.30 am - 11.45 am

Keynote Address

11.45 am - 12.45 pm

Session on application of new technologies in Disaster Management, and Risk Reduction

12.45 pm - 01.00 pm

Session Break

01.00 pm – 02.00 pm

Panel Discussion on Cooperation between government, public sector and start-ups for Disaster Management

02.00 pm – 02.15 pm

Valedictory Address