Global community, including India have become the signatory of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2030. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India has also outlined 10-point agenda in Asian Ministerial conference as a way of achieving DRR. The other two other convection- Sustainable Development Goals, Cop 21 and DRR may also be aligned with the Disaster Risk Reduction Framework. Many ideas have been floated so far. With the initiative of UNISDR and Govt of India, a national platform was constituted to bring all the stakeholders from different sectors to come on one platform and share their ideas, initiatives taken, challenges of the sector and make an action plan for disaster risk reduction. So far India has already organised two NPDRR and third is scheduled to be held during the month of May 2020.
Several Sessions, pre-events, exhibition have been the part of NPDRR. The third NPDRR is proposing to have session called IGNITE. If we define IGNITE, it has a simple meaning in the dictionary called initiate fire or cause to catch fire: “furniture can give off lethal fumes when it ignites"synonymscatch fire, catch, burst into flames, be set off,The IGNITE session basic objectives is to generate ideas in the minds of the delegates who would be participating in the NPDRR main session. Igniting ideas means reflection of innovative ideas generated during the session will be compiled and put up before the delegates in the plenary. Anyone who would be interested in taking the ideas forward may be a support would be provided by the platform or by any partnering institutions or members who are representing in the national platform.
Structure: There would be an open session, anyone who would be interested in sharing their ideas have to register at two places. One at the main site of the platform and another on the link of IGNITE. There is no rigid predefined topics for sharing the ideas, however National Platform would provide a list of themes /categories where contributors can choose. Each theme will be allotted date and time where they can come and participate.
Themes/ Categories/ Suggested list:
1. Women Leadership 2. Humanitarian Assistance 3. Spirituality and Risk Management 4. Disaster Risk Auditing 5. DISECOnomics / CATAnomics 6. Children space in Disaster 7. LGBT 8. Measuring vulnerability - Widows 9. Sexuality and Disasters 10. Transboundary Disasters 11. Disaster Diplomacy 12. Participatory Risk Reduction 13. Risking the Risk 14. Making the Invisible -visible 15. Social Media 16. Vulnerability as Empowerment 17. Capacity development 18. Private Public Partnership 19. Forest Fire 20. Urban Flooding and Draining 21. Urban Governance and Fire 22. Risk Imperialism 23. A.I & Robotics 24. AYUSH as a tool for Risk Reduction 25. Make in India-DRR 26. Emotional Intelligence 27. Risk Communication 28. Mythology and Disasters 29. Youth’s engagement 30. DNA of DRR 31. Social contract and DRR 32. Disasters Transacting state boundaries 33. International Aid 34. Slow onset disasters 35. Poverty 36. Preventing preventable deaths 37. Bio politics and DRR 38. Imagining Possibilities 39. Perpetuating Relief 40. Passion for Dams and Embankments 41. Inevitable doom 42. Risking my own building 43. Transboundary Disasters 44. Disaster Diplomacy 45. Participation Risk Reduction 46. Making the Invisible – visible 47. Social Media 48. Public Funding for Research 49. Old Age 50. Vulnerability as Empowerment 51. Disability right 52. Capacity Development 53. Past, Present and Future 54. What happens to people after diseases 55. Heritage 56. Wildlife 57. Cyber Security 58. Disaster Law/ DRR- Right to Life 59. Corporate Social Responsibility 60. Urban Flooding and Fire 61. Disaster Tourism 62. New perspectives to disasters 63. Disaster leadership 64. Lightening 65. Space 66. Emergency Intelligence: a new 67. Disaster Resource Capabilities (Type) 68. Emotional Intelligence 69. Risk Communication 70. Mythology and Disasters 71. Unthinkable Climate Change 72. The great Derangement 73. Space & Place in Disasters 74. Disasters Transacting state boundaries 75. Concentration and Accumulation of Risk 76. Financing the Non-financed 77. Last mile connectivity 78. Violence/ Crime during disasters 79. Climate refugees 80. Disaster Effects and Impacts 81. I will not exist! 82. Ethics and Disaster Governance 83. 5-15 feet
Time allotted to speakers: Each speaker would be given 4 minutes and will be allowed to take only two questions from the audience. There would be a session moderator from NIDM who will be coordinating the whole event.
Web cast: There would be live web cast of the event and ideas shared by the delegates would be recorded for the proceedings. Web cast would be manged by NIDM ‘s team.
Venue: There would be a studio type arrangement at the main venue of the NPDRR. Speakers have to speak in front of the live camera. The telecast will be live.
Timings: The IGNITE session will commence soon after the Inaugural session and will continue parallel to all the activities of the NPDRR. The session will be closed on the second day before the Valedictory session.
Outcomes: Sessions key output would be summarised and will be presented in the Valedictory session.
Disclaimer: Each speaker will be responsible for their ideas and contents shared during the live IGNITE session. NIDM will not be responsible for any factual error or views expressed by the speakers.
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