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Date(s) - 21/09/2015
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“The center for excellence in Disaster Research”, JNU- a transdisciplinary initiative was launched  launch ceremony on the 21st September, 2015 in collaboration with National Institute of Disaster management, Ministry of Home Affairs. The launch ceremony was initiated by the Hon’ble minister Mr. Kiren Rijiju- cleaved into different sessions, opening a window for discussions on copious aspects of disaster undertaken by different experts.

The programme establishes research, capacity development and teaching to understand the disaster prone areas, the communities, challenges and design a module of community resilience. The features of the initiative are in contrast to armchair activism for disaster preparedness with a vision of better governance, better resilience, better environmental literacy.The framework of the programme targets to identify the lacunae of policy making, implementation, functional difficulties, resilience, mitigation, preparedness in terms of natural and man-made disaster.

The event focused on dissemination of ‘Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Resilience against Climate Change Hazards’ and particularly the “Youth” as practitioners and facilitators identified amongst 6 clusters (regions) across Delhi to begin with. Sessions of debate and discussion to challenge the conventional nature of study of Disaster, “Do we need to change the DNA of disaster Research”? .Issues on law and governance, vulnerabilities and role of criminal justice system will be proactively addressed. Medical and Public health issues critical to disaster management is to be explored. DRP JNU endevours in association with experts in one common ground and its primary objective to devise a multidisciplinary approach to the understanding of disaster and research which massively focuses on building a proactive approach to resilience in contrary to a reactive approach.

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