Building on the experiences gained in the preceding Congresses, WCDM-2021 would involve national, provincial and local governments, scientific and technical organisations, academia, professional bodies, industry, civil society, practitioners and media from around the world, besides the UN bodies and multi-lateral and regional organisations.

WCDM-2021 would provide a platform for sharing critical understanding, research, innovation, and good practices on disaster risk reduction and promoting interaction among scientists, policy makers and practitioners, besides forging new partnerships and networks for building resilience to disasters.