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 26th - 27th March 2016 | The Lake Land Country, Kolkata, India 

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Welcome Message

India- a large country with a geographical area of 3.28 million sq km. has an unique geo-climate, which encompasses, both tropical and sub tropical weather. The extremities , make this region among the most vulnerable to natural disasters in the world

Floods, droughts, cyclones, earthquakes and landslides are regular phenomenon in India. Out of the total geographical area of 33 lakh (3.3 million) sq km, about 60% of the landmass is prone to earthquakes of various intensities. Over 40 million hectares is prone to floods; about 8% of the total area is prone to cyclones and about 68% of the area is susceptible to drought. Out of 35 States and Union Territories in the country, 22 are disaster prone area.

The Asia Pacific region, is home to 60% of the world’s natural disasters. A new United Nations global assessment report on disaster risk, May, 2015, says India's average annual economic loss due to disasters is estimated to be $9.8 billion. This includes more than $7 billion loss on account of floods which includes West Bengal also.

The global assessment report (GAR) 2015, produced by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), has urged countries, particularly in Asia, to treat this as a wake-up call and make adequate investment in disaster risk reduction (DRR) or it will hinder their development.

"The report is a wake-up call for countries to increase their commitment to invest in smart solutions to strengthen resilience to disasters," UNISDR".

The ICDRR 2016: International Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, research scholars and NGOs to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Disaster Risk Reduction. It also provides the premier inter-multi-trans-disciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction.

Call For Papers

The ICDRR 2016: aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars and NGOs to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Disaster Risk Management. It also provides the premier inter-multi-trans-disciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Disaster Risk Management.

Invitation for Contributions

All honourable authors are please encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Disaster Risk Management are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research work.

Topics

Relevant theme and topics for ICDRR-2016 include, but are not limited to: The deliberations of the Congress shall take place in 20 Thematic Sessions structured around 9 Thematic Clusters. The details are as follows:

SR.NO. THEMATIC CLUSTERS THEMATIC SESSIONS
1 Disasters caused by Natural Hazards Session – 1: Geological Disasters
Session – 2: Hydro-Meteorological Disasters
2 Disasters caused by Man Made Hazards Session – 3: Accident related Disasters
Session – 4: Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear Disasters
3 Disaster Vulnerabilities Session – 5: Social Vulnerabilities
Session – 6: Economic Vulnerabilities
Session – 7: Community Vulnerabilities and Preparedness
4 Application of Science and Technology Session – 8: Remote Sensing and GIS
Session – 9: Early Warning and Communication Technologies
Session – 10: Resilient Infrastructure and Housing
5 Sectoral Issues of Disaster Management Session – 11: Disaster Management and Health
Session – 12: Disaster Management and Education
Session – 13: Role of NGOs in Disaster Management
6 Multi-Stakeholder Participation Session – 14: Media and Disasters
7 Disaster Response and Recovery Session – 15: Search, Rescue and Evacuation
Session – 16: Emergency Relief and Humanitarian Assistance
Session – 17: Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction
8 Risk Financing and Risk Governance Session – 18: Risk Governance
9 Challenges and Visions for Future Session – 19: Climate Change and Disasters at Sunderbans
Session – 20: Future Carbon footprint


Submission Guidelines

Submissions must describe substantial, original and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis must be included. All submissions to ICDRR 2016 will be reviewed on the basis of originality, relevance, importance and clarity by at least three reviewers. Authors should refer to themselves in third person when citing their own work. Expressions like "In our earlier work..." or "We previously showed that..." should be avoided when submitting the paper for review.

There will be two categories of papers:
  • Full papers: Full paper submissions should not exceed 8 pages with 2 additional pages for references or appendices if needed / applicable.
  • Short papers: Short paper submissions should not exceed 4 pages with one additional page for references or appendices if needed / applicable.
Authors will decide the category of their paper depending on the length of the paper. They will also decide the area / track of their submissions. The submitted papers must be in PDF format. Preferable font style should be in Bookman old style / Times Roman font size should be 12. Submission links will be made available on ICDRR 2016 website soon. The only accepted format of submissions is PDF. Papers which do not conform to the requirements may get rejected without review.

Note:
Last Date of Paper Submission- 10th March 2016.

Speakers

Dr. Anil K. Gupta
Associate Professor, Head of the Policy, Planning and Cross Cutting Issues Division & Training Cell

Formerly Head/Director, Institute of Environment and Development Studies, Bundelkhand University Jhansi since 2003, he joined NIDM in 2006. A disaster mitigation & crisis management professional, Ph.D. (1995), Post-doctorate (CSIR, NEERI 1996), he possesses interdisciplinary expertise, with institutional development - administration & management, coordinated several international/national projects, over 100 publications including 10 books and 45 papers, guided Ph.D. research. His special contributions were in preparation of National DM Plan (including mitigation & response plan), National HR Plan for DRM, Perspective Plan for NIDM's strengthening, Strategy on Climate Change, NAP on Chemical Disasters, international cooperation with GIZ, UNEP, UNDP, ISET-US, UNU-EHS, UNESCO, CKDN, ICIMOD, NORAD, World Bank, etc. and coordination with States/UTs for DM capacity building/training matters. Areas include risk/vulnerability analysis, DMP, PDNA, CCA-DRR, housing safety & local emergency preparedness, DM planning, governance, etc. He also served NMDC, DMI, NEERI and CICON in administrative/technical capacities. He is coordinator of Technical Advisory Committee of NIDM, member of Governing Council & Academic/Research Advisory of several institutions and High level/Ministerial delegation abroad.



Dr. Kailash Gupta
Honorary Founder Managing Trustee of The International Emergency Management Society – India Chapter
(TIEMS – IC)


Dr. Kailash Gupta is Honorary Founder Managing Trustee of The International Emergency Management Society – India Chapter (TIEMS – IC) and an independent disaster researcher. Kailash is part of the 73 researchers of 13 countries from 14 collaborating organizations doing a 48-month (ending Dec. 2017) participatory and transdisciplinary action research project, “Action Plan on Science in Society relates issues in Epidemics and Total Pandemics” co-funded by the European Commission. Kailash has done US National Science Foundation, Federal Emergency Management Authority, Government of Rajasthan state in India, ActionAid, TIEMS, University of North Texas (UNT), North Dakota State University, Tata Institute of Social Sciences – Mumbai, and Malaviya National Institute of Technology - Jaipur (MNIT) funded research in Bangladesh, China, Haiti, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and US. Kailash has presented papers in conferences internationally and his publications include, a coauthored text book on Disaster Preparedness published by the Indira Gandhi National Open University. He is an “Honouree” at the UNT Honours Day Convocations 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013; “Best Practice Paper” awardee at the Annual Conference of TIEMS, Beijing, 2010; “Best Essay” awardee by the North Texas Chapter of the American Society of Public Administration, 2010, and a “Distinguished Alumni” awardee in respect of outstanding accomplishments in academic field by the MNIT, 2014.

Kailash has managerial experience, including as a policy analyst, project coordinator of an International Fund for Agriculture Development and World Food Program funded project, banker, member of a stock exchange, Government of India trade promotion officer, and a full-time Director (Finance) and Member of the Board of Directors of a Government of India company. UNT; Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA); and University of Rajasthan has awarded him PhD, Post- Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (= MBA), and Bachelor of Engineering (Elec.) respectively. Kailash is a Visiting Faculty at IIMA and a Past President of IIMA Alumni Association.



Prof. Meen B. Poudyal Chhetri
Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia

President of Nepal Center for Disaster Management (NCDM)


Prof. Chhetri is the President of Nepal Center for Disaster Management (NCDM) and Chairman of The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS)’s paper Review Committee. He has been appointed as the Adjunct Professor at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia from 1 March 2009. He is the faculty of Institute of Crisis Management Studies, Kathmandu. In the past, he served as the Director of the Department of Disaster Management of the Government of Nepal from 2001 to 2003. In 2004 He worked as the Deputy Regional Administrator in Hetauda, Nepal. From 1995 to 1996, he was the Chief District Officer and Chairman of District Disaster Relief Committee in Dhading district of Nepal. Prof. Chhetri also held positions of Under Secretary, Investigation Officer and Special Officer in various government agencies of Nepal including the the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Education.

Prof. Chhetri has been awarded with AEI Australia Alumni Excellence Awards 2014 by the Government of Australia on 20 January 2014. He was also awarded with the “Best Paper Award” for his excellent paper titled “Significance of Cooperation and Coordination in International Disaster Management System” which was presented at the 20th Annual Conference of The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS) held from 30 September to 4 October 2013 in Velaux, France.

He has been awarded with the "DPNet-Nepal Award 2014" on 13 October 2014 by the Government of Nepal in recognition to his significant contribution in the field of DRR.

He is decorated with various prestigious National Medals like: Janpad Sewa Padak 1991, Mahendra Vidhya Bhusan Padak 1996, Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu 1998, Gaddi Arohan Rajat Padak 2001, Daibi Prakopoddar Padak, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. Prof. Chhetri authored two books namely; "Mitigation and Management of Floods in Nepal" and “Analysis of Nepalese Agriculture.” He has also published a number of articles in national and international journals.

Prof. Chhetri completed Post Doctorate (Post Doc.) Research Study on "Disaster Risk Reduction: Policy Implications for Nepal, Australia and Beyond" from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia in 2011. Prof. Chhetri earned his doctorate degree in Economics from the University of Vienna, Austria in 1995. He also holds an MA and Law degree. He carried out 14 months Drug Abuse Research Study at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A. from 2002 to 2003. He attended the Pandemic Disaster Preparedness Training Course at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia from August 24 to November 29, 2008. Apart from the above, he has carried out a number of research works in various fields in Nepal and beyond. Prof. Chhetri worked as the consultant and resource person in a number of projects and programs related to disaster risk reduction in Nepal. He has significantly contributed in formulating and implementing disaster management policy and legislation in Nepal.

Technical Program

Day 1 (26th March) Day 2 (27th March)
4:00 pm
Registration & Hotel Check in
9:00 am TO 9.45 AM
Registration & Kit Distribution & TEA
5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
High Tea
Session – I
(10:00 am – 11:00 am)
Inclusive Q & A
Assembly in Hall
Inauguration Ceremony & Lamp Lighting

6.00 PM TO 6.15 PM
Session – II
(11:00 am – 12:00)
Inclusive Q & A
Session – III
(12:00 –1:00 pm)
Inclusive Q & A
Opening Speech by Chief Guest
6.15 PM TO 6.30
Lunch
(1:00 pm – 1:45 pm)
Session – IV
(2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
Inclusive Q & A
Keynote Session followed by Media Coverage
6.30 PM TO 7.30 PM
Session – V
(3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Inclusive Q & A
Session – VI
(4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Inclusive Q & A
Cultural Program
7.30 PM TO 9.30 PM
TEA BREAK
5.00 PM TO 5.30 PM
Valedictory Session and Award Distribution
5.30 PM TO 7.00 PM
Dinner
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Cocktail Dinner
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Anyone who wants to:
  • Learn about what to do before-during-after the crisis cycle
  • Learn about practical approaches to save time and money in planning to then improve preparedness
  • Take advantage of the robust two days trade show and leading industry suppliers
  • Learn globally to improve locally
  • Learn across silos from other countries, industries and professional roles
  • Make improved impacts in career, organization and community
  • Learn methods to more quickly complete daily projects and stretch objectives

Anyone who wants to meet:
  • Emergency Management professionals
  • Risk Management professionals
  • Business Continuity professionals
  • Disaster Recovery professionals
  • Fire Chiefs/CEMC's
  • Directors
  • C-Level Executives
  • Crisis Management professionals
  • First Responders

Registration

Registration Fees-

  • General Delegate – 3000 INR
  • Student – 1750 INR

Registration + Accommodation Package –

  • Special Residential package for delegates are available at 5500 INR per person which will include registration, Lodging on twin sharing basis and meals for both the conference dates (26th & 27th March) at Lake Land Country Club
  • * Single Occupancy Rooms are also available at special rates on a first come first serve basis subject to availability. To book now please contact: soumi@cimglobal.net
* Conditions Apply

Note:
Last Date of Registration – 15th March 2016
All Rates are inclusive of Service Tax

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

  • Online Payment
    Payment will be accepted only through VISA and MASTER CARD .
    » American Express Card and other corporate credit card will not be accepted.

  • Online Transfer Bank Detail
    Account Name: Excellous Society
    Bank: State Bank of India
    Branch: La-Martiniere (03681)
    Account No.: 35243815485
    Micr Code: 700002058
    IFS Code: SBIN0003681

  • Cheque/ Demand Draft:
    All payments are to be made through DD/CTS 2010 Cheque, drawn in favor of "Excellous Society" payable of Kolkata

    Please send this registration form and cheque / Bank advice to:.
    Mr. Alok Roy
    Excellous Society
    3rd Floor, Landmark Building, Minto Park,
    228-A, A J C Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 020
    Phone No. +91 2287 0741 / 4001 6644
    Mobile No. +91 8335078600

Accommodation

ICDRR 2016 offers its delegates the best of accommodation – Lake Land Country Club.

Within a few years of its inception, the Lake Land Country Club has been able to create a niche for itself. And evidence of this fact lies in its large and growing number of satisfied members. Symbolizing a world of leisure and pleasure, the surroundings are idyllic with a rustic ambience comprising lush greenery and a vast expanse of crystal clear waters.

The fresh clean air invigorates the senses and leaves one gasping for more and the sun kissed waters caress the body the revitalize the soul. The sprawling campus gives a sheer feeling of freedom, of unending open green vistas.

Joining the club is like taking a plunge into Mother Nature's lap. Spread over 40 acres of lush green environment and beautiful landscaping, the place is untouched by the hullabaloo of bustling, crowded city life. Yet for those addicted to the pleasures of modern life, this is complete heaven. Come. Be a part of this one-of-its-kind place. What with all modern amenities and latest facilities matched to make it one of the best pleasure hide-outs across the world, just the place for you to run away to.

The Hotel offer a selection of well-appointed Rooms which includes standard Rooms and Executive Rooms. All the rooms have been tastefully done up in contemporary style decor. The rooms are spacious, contemporary and smart. They boast of a carefully crafted blend of aesthetics and modern amenities and are well equipped with a complete range of amenities including cable TV, Air-conditioner Wi-Fi connectivity, tea/coffee making facilities and much more.

The room rentals for the ICDRR delegates are subsidized and is a once in a lifetime offer!!!

Venue

The Lake Land Country Club

Address: Kona Expressway, Post: Munshidanga, Gorfa, Howrah- 711403. 033 26538888/8889 26538889

Within a few years of its inception, the Lake Land Country Club has been able to create a niche for itself. And evidence of this fact lies in its large and growing number of satisfied members. Symbolizing a world of leisure and pleasure, the surroundings are idyllic with a rustic ambiance comprising lush greenery and a vast expanse of crystal clear waters.

The fresh clean airs invigorates the senses and leaves one gasping for more and the sun kissed waters caress the body the revitalize the soul. The sprawling campus gives a sheer feeling of freedom, of unending open green vistas.

Those addicted to the pleasures of modern life, this is complete heaven. Come. Be a part of this one-of-its-kind place. What with all modern amenities and latest facilities matched to make it one of the best venues to host ICDRR 2016.

The Lake Land Country Club is situated just 15 minutes from Esplanade (Kolkata), located on Kona Expressway just 5 Kms from Vidyasagar Toll Plaza in Howrah. It is spread over a area of natural and peaceful surrounding, which is just 15 minutes drive from the City Center.The Club boasts of all modern club facilities like,Tennis, Squash, Gymnasium, Swimming pool, Indoor games, Family Lounge, Billiards room, Bowling allay, Go Carting, Food & Beverage Facilities, Water park, Bars.

Partnership

THREE MAIN SPONSORSHIP IS AVAILABLE TITLE, ASSOCIATE & CO-SPONSOR
TITLE SPONSOR Rs.7,50,000/-
  • Only one Title Sponsorship is available.
  • Company’s name would be mentioned while introducing the event.eg. ‘XYZ’ presents ‘ICDRR 2016.
  • Company’s Logo on official website & link from the conference website to sponsor’s website.
  • Company’s logo to be used alongside with the conference logo.
  • Prominent display of company logo in presentation rooms.
  • Company details included in the conference proceeding and program.
  • Company’s name would be promoted with our event in Gates, Seminar Hall, Backdrop, Abstract publication, Website home page, Invitation Card, Volunteer Badge etc.
  • Title Sponsor will be mentioned in opening and closing ceremony of ICDRR 2016.
  • Title Sponsor may speak for 15 min. at the event.
  • 2 delegates will be allowed on the closing ceremony followed by Cocktail Dinner.
ASSOCIATE SPONSOR Rs.500,000/-
  • Two Associates Sponsorship is available.
  • Company Logo on official website & link from the conference website to sponsor’s website.
  • Prominent display of company logo on lectern in presentation rooms.
  • Company details included on conference proceeding and program.
  • Company’s name would be promoted with our event in Gates, Seminar Hall, Backdrop, Abstract publication, Website home page, Invitation Card, Volunteer Badge etc.
  • Sponsors will be mentioned in opening and closing ceremony of ICDRR 2016.
  • Sponsors may speak for 15 min. at the event.
  • 1 delegate will be allowed on the closing ceremony followed by Cocktail Dinner.
CO-SPONSOR Rs. 300,000/-
  • 4 Co-Sponsorship slots are available.
  • Logo on the conference website.
  • Company’s name would be promoted with our event in Gates, Seminar Hall, Backdrop, Abstract publication, Website home page, Invitation Card, Volunteer Badge etc.
  • Sponsors will be mentioned in opening and closing ceremony of ICDRR 2016.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO BE ASSOCIATE WITH ICDRR-2016
COCKTAIL DINNER SPONSOR Rs. 2,00,000/-
  • Company’s Logo on official website & link from the conference website to sponsor’s website.
  • Flex banner to be displayed in dining hall and Logo would be displayed at conference Gate, Seminar Hall, Backdrop, Website home page.
  • Product & Services will be used and displayed in dining hall.
BADGES & LANYARDS SPONSOR Rs. 100,000/-
  • Printing of name and logo of Partner company on the Badges & Lanyards.
  • Company Logo is to be featured on event website along with a hyperlink to Corporate Website.
  • Company Logo is on magazine and newspaper advertisements.
  • Company Logo is on all outgoing Electronic Direct Mailers.
DELEGATE KIT SPONSOR Rs. 100,000/-
  • Printing of name and logo of Partner company on all the delegate kits.
  • Company Logo to be featured on event website along with a hyperlink to Corporate Website
  • Company Logo on magazine and newspaper advertisements
  • Company Logo on all outgoing Electronic Direct Mailers
  • Company brochure will be inserted in the kit
RETAIL PAVILLION (STALL)
  • 10 Stalls will be available.
  • Size is 3m x 3m. (Including one Table & two chairs, One plug point for laptop.)
  • Each stall is cost Rs.20,000/- plus service Tax

Advertisement in Journal
Inside Front Cover page Rs. 10000/-
Inside Back cover page Rs. 10000/-
Centre Spread Rs. 15000/-
Book Mark Rs. 7500/-
Full Page Rs. 5000/-

Contact Us

Organized By


Excellous Society
3rd Floor, Landmark Building, Minto Park,
228-A, A J C Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 020
E: info@excellous.in
T: +91 2287 0741 / 4001 6644
M: +91 8335078600

Conference Manager


CIMGlobal India Pvt. Ltd.
Soumi Raychaudhuri
E: soumi@cimglobal.net, M: +91 8017522153
BB - 31, Ground Floor, Salt Lake City
Sector - I, Opposite of Punjab National
Bank Kolkata - 700064, India
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