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CfP: World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) 2021 at IIT Delhi [Nov 24-27]: Submit by Mar 31: Expired

World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) is a unique initiative of DMICS to bring researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the world in the same platform to discuss various challenging issues of disaster risk management.

The mission of WCDM is to promote interaction of science, policy and practices to enhance understanding of risks and advance actions for reducing risks and building resilience to disasters.

Call for Papers

Technology: Science and technology have made significant achievements across different fields and would surely be making further breakthroughs in many crucial areas of development like health, agriculture, energy, communication etc. These can accelerate the process of implementation of the ambitious and transformative global agendas of resilient and sustainable development, if the power of technology is harnessed and applied in innovative ways to address the critical gaps in key areas.

Finance: Finance is the second most critical issue for building resilience to disasters as without adequate allocation of funds the programmes, activities and projects on disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness cannot be undertaken in any meaningful manner. National governments in developing countries have not invested more than 1 percent of their budget on disaster risk management and most of these resources have been used for disaster response and relief. International development assistance has also focused primarily on humanitarian assistance post disasters.

Capacity: Even if there is transfer of technology and flow of funds there is no certainty that these would be utilised optimally for the desired results unless capacities are developed across all sectors and at all levels for leveraging technology and finance for building resilience. Therefore capacity building has been rightly highlighted as one of the most essential prerequisites of resilience building. Every country and community has inherent capacities through years of experiences and wisdom in dealing with disasters. Some of these traditional capacity are still relevant but the changing pattern of risks and emergence of new risks of disasters make it imperative that indigenous knowledge on disaster are validated, upgraded and supplemented with scientific knowledge of hazards, vulnerabilities and risks and the means for preventing and mitigating such risks and for getting prepared with residual risks.

Important dates
Last date for submission of abstracts31 March 2021
Last date for intimation of acceptance of abstracts30 April 2021
Last date for submission of full-length draft papers31 August 2021
Acceptance of full-length papers for publication15 October 2021
Registration TypeStudents / Research FellowsGovernment/ NGO/ AcademiciansProfessionals / Corporates
Early Bird Registration
(Applicable up to 31 March, 2021)
 Rs 2,000 Rs. 4,000 Rs. 6,000
Regular Rs. 2,500 Rs. 5,000  Rs. 7,500
Spot Registration Rs. 3,000 Rs. 6,000  Rs. 9,000

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World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) 2021 at IIT Delhi.



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