Institute of Himalayan Risk Reduction in collaboration with National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Asian Disaster Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN), supported by several other organizations and societies is organizing ''Virtual Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction - Civil Engineering for a Disaster Resilient Society'' on 19-21 March 2021.
This conference intends to provide a platform for researchers to exchange knowledge on disaster risk reduction focusing on civil engineering perspective. As well as civil engineering has the potential to offer solutions that can reduce the risk during a disaster. The vision of this conference is set in line with the priorities set by UN-SFDRR and UN SDGs to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.
The main focus of this conference is on UN Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015 ,UNDRR chief's 5-point plan for resilient infrastructure, 1st agenda of Indian Prime Minister's ten-point agenda on DRR-'Disaster Resilient Infrastructure', Research and Innovations to, Build Disaster Resilient Societies, UN Sustainable Development Goals SDG#9 & SDG#11.