3rd Meeting of National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (NPDRR) - 2020

Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India

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Side Event 1: IGNITE Programme


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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