The Technical Sessions would be aligned with three key themes of the Congress - Technology, Finance and Capacity. Researchers, policy makers and practitioners would present their papers in these sessions on a wide range of issues related to each of these key themes; however the Congress would be open to accept original research papers and presentations on any other issue related to the themes. Organisers would also be open to suggestions for organising additional Technical Sessions if a minimum number of 6 papers are accepted for the session.

HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY FOR DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT Session-1. New Innovations in Earthquake Resistant Housing and Infrastructure
Session-2. Roads, Railways and Bridges: Risk Assessment and Mitigation
Session-3. Making Power and Telecommunication Infrastructure Resilient
Session-4. Resilient Aviation in a Changing Climate
Session-5. Challenges and Opportunities of Green Infrastructure
Session-6. Early Warning of Hydro-Meteorological Disasters: Tasks Ahead
Session-7. Early Warning of Earthquakes: How Far, How Near
Session-8. Operationalising Early Warning of Landslides
Session-9. Remote Sensing, GIS and Drones for Disaster Risk Management
Session-10. Application of Artificial Intelligence for Managing Risks of Disasters
Session-11. Emerging Technologies for Climate & Disaster Resistant Agriculture
Session-12. Technology and Practices for Fighting Epidemics and Pandemics
Session-13. Emergency Health Management: New Concepts and Practices
Session-14. Managing Post Traumatic Stress Disorders in Disasters
Session-15. Technology Innovations for Disaster Response
Session-16. Small and Big Data: Challenges of Collection, Compilation, Innovation
Session-17. Technology Transfer and Technology Facilitation Mechanism
ENHANCING INVESTMENTS FOR REDUCING RISKS OF DISASTERS Session-18. Patterns and Trends in Public Expenditure for Disaster Management
Session-19. Making Private Investments Resilient to Climate and Disasters
Session-20. Corporate Social Responsibility for Disaster Risk Management
Session-21. International Development Assistance for Disaster Resilience
Session-22. Green Climate Fund: Problems and Prospects
Session-23. Risk Finance for Resilient Agriculture
Session-24. Risk Transfer, Risk Pool and Catastrophic Risk Insurance
Session-25. Micro-Credit and Micro-Insurance for Disaster Risk Reduction
Session-26. Cost-Benefit Analysis of Disaster and Climate Resilience Projects
Session-27. Mainstreaming DRR and CCA in Development Projects
STRENGTHENING CAPACITY FOR BUILDING RESILIENCE Session-28. Indigenous Capacity for Disaster Resilience: Strengths & Limitations
Session-29. Basic Education on Disaster Management for Protecting Lives
Session-30. Disaster Management in Higher Education: Ways Ahead
Session-31. Disaster and Climate Resilience in Engineering Studies and Research
Session-32. Disaster Management in Medical Education and Research
Session-33. Communicating Research on Disaster Resilience to Policy Makers
Session-34. Pedagogy of Training on Disaster Management
Session-35. Mass Awareness Strategies for Disaster Management
Session-36. Networking and Knowledge Management for Capacity Building
Session-37. North-South, South-South, Triangular Cooperation for Capacity Building
MAJOR DISASTERS SINCE 2015 Session-38. Nepal Earthquake 2015
Session-39. Kerala Floods 2018
Session-40. Indoneia Earthquake 2018
Session-41. Indian Cyclones of 2019
Session-42. Mozambique Floods 2019
Session-43. Australian Bushfire 2020
Session-44. Managing Risks of Pandemics
Session-45. Any Other Disaster
Session-46. COVID-19:Relook in National DM Policies, plans and guidelines?
Session-47. Lessons Learnt from Success: Kerala, Korea and Vietnam
Session-48. Origin, Transmission and Spread of COVID-19: Lesson for Future
Session-49. Managing COVID-19: Experience of Mega Cities
Session-50. Costs and Benefits of Lockdown for Managing Risks of Pandemics