6th WCDM 2023 | World Congress on Disaster Management

World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) 2023

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.

Five 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 organizations, universities, civil society organisations, corporate sector and media attended the Congress.

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Structure of WCDM - 2023

WCDM-2023 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

  • Global coverage of early warning systems
  • Increased commitment towards making infrastructure systems disaster resilient
  • Stronger national financial frameworks for DRR
  • Increased application of ecosystems-based approaches to DRR
  • Strengthening national and global disaster response systems

Technical Sessions

  • Innovations in disaster risk reduction and resilience
  • Mountain specific hazards and their management
  • Challenges in tackling DRR issues
  • Multidisciplinary research and best practices
  • Traditional risk reduction practices and voices from the grassroots

Special Feature Events

  • Memorializing disasters: Stories, narratives, paintings, sketching, street plays theatre
  • Learning from Case Studies of SAARC nations; G20 nations
  • Building back better: Stories from the building community
  • Investing in resilience: State Disaster Management Authorities (Aapda Pradbandhan Puraskar winners)
  • Role of Major Group of Children and Youth (MGCY) in Resilience Building

Invite you to be an Exhibitor

Standard Size of stall will be (3 x3 mtrs)
4 Days Event
200+ Speakers
2000 + Delegates
100+ Exhibition

Submit your Paper Now!

WCDM 2023 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: November 10th 2023

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Organizers & Collaborators

The 6th WCDM will be organized jointly by Government of Uttarakhand, Disaster Management Initiatives and Convergence Society (DMICS), Hyderabad, Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority (USDMA) and Uttarakhand State Council for Science & Technology (UCOST), Dehradun.

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