NOTIFICATION In view of global pandemic WCDM-2020 has been postponed to November 2021. Revised dates shall be notified soon.
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World Congress on Disaster Management
(WCDM) 2020

World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) is a unique initiative of DMICS to bring researchers, policy makers and practitioners from around the world in the same platform to discuss various challenging issues of disaster risk management.

The mission of WCDM is to promote interaction of science, policy and practices to enhance understanding of risks and advance actions for reducing risks and building resilience to disasters.

Four editions of WCDM have been held so far. The first WCDM took place in 2008 in the Hitech city of Hyderabad. Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, former President of India inaugurated the Congress while Y S Rajasekhara Reddy former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh presided over the inaugural function. More than 1000 delegates representing various national, provincial and local governments, UN bodies, scientific and technical organisaions, universities, civil society organisations, corporate sector and media attended the Congress.

The second WCDM was organised jointly with Government of Andhra Pradesh in 2015 in the coastal city of Vishakhapatnam The Congress focused on the need for coordinated research and action involving all stakeholders for holistic management of disasters in all its cycles - during pre-disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness; on-disaster response and relief; and post-disaster recovery and reconstruction.

The third WCDM was held in 2017 in Vishakhapatnam on a bigger scale to discuss the challenging issues of reducing risks and building resilience to disasters across sectors. The Congress adopted the Visakhapatnam Declaration and Plan of Action for building resilience across seven pillars.

The fourth WCDM was organised in Mumbai jointly with Government of Maharashtra, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Tata Institute of Social Sciences. More than 1500 participants from 68 countries attended the event spread over 9 Plenary Sessions, 63 Technical Sessions and 6 Special Feature Events.

WCDM has emerged as the largest global conference on disaster management outside the UN system.


Fifth WCDM (WCDM-2020) shall be organised jointly by the Government of National Territory (GNCT) of Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and Disaster Management Initiatives and Convergence Society (DMICS) Hyderabad, in collaboration with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)

Structure of WCDM - 2020

WCDM-2020 would be structured in a number of Plenary Sessions, Thematic Sessions and Special Feature Events. Besides poster presentations, exhibitions and start ups on disaster management would also be organised.

Plenary Sessions
Thematic Clusters and Sessions
Special Feature Events

Submit your Paper Now!

WCDM 2020 invites researchers, policy makers and practitioners to contribute papers for oral and presentations in different Technical Sessions of the Congress. Accepted full-length papers would be considered for publication in Scopus-Indexed Conference Publications.

Last Date for Submission of Abstracts: August 31st 2020


Invite you to be an Exhibitor

Standard Size of stall will be
(3 x3 mtrs)

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4 days event
200+ Speakers
2000 + Delegates
100+ Exhibition