Nov 15, 2015: According to a news release, the 2nd WCDM - World Congress on Disaster Management to be hosted by the Government of Andhra Pradesh at Andhra University, Visakhapatnam from November 19th will see Mangaluru based Public Health PG doctor of Dept of Community Medicine, Yenapoya Hospital, Dr Edmond Fernandes who is also CEO, Center for Health and Development among the young professionals speaking at the WCDM. Dr. Fernandes has been responsible for bringing awareness in this field in the region and appreciated by local authorities too.
Also it is said, Dr Saurabh Dalal, Director, Institute for Disasters, Emergencies and Accidents and Former Consultant, National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs is among the list of speakers.
WCDM will address among others, the interconnected complexities in today’s society. The environmental, technical, social and economic risks are often closely linked and can result in cascading impacts with serious life-changing consequence. The world congress brings together, scientists, policy makers, practitioners and key players from civil society, governments, NGO’s to share knowledge, provide recommendations and share experiences while discussing strategies to be adopted.
Dr Edmond Fernandes will be addressing the World Congress on the theme of “Empowering Community participation for creating disaster resilience” while Dr Saurabh Dalal will be speaking on “Disaster Health in Emergency.”
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N. Chandrababu Naidu, Deputy Chief Minister, Home and Disaster Management, N. China Rajappa, Officials from the Central Govt Ministries, Defence personnel, senior journalists are likely to deliberate at the 2nd World Congress on Disaster Management.
Details of the world congress can be found on www.wcdm.info