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NDMA Conducts Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction Database

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducted a two-day national workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database from 2-3 May 2018

  • This workshop was conducted in collaboration with the following –
      • UNICEF (UN International Children’s Emergency Fund)
      • UNDP (UN Development Programme)
      • UNISDR (UN International strategy for Disaster Reduction).
  • The basic objective behind conducting this workshop was to develop consensus on disasters, thresholds and develop standardised templates for data collection, and validation to ensure accuracy and quality.
  • It was attended by officials from NDMA and representatives of concerned Central Ministries and Departments, state governments, UN agencies, administrative training institutes (ATIs), disaster management institutes etc.
  • India is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. 
  • These disasters result in loss of lives and livelihoods, besides causing significant damage to infrastructure and disruption of critical services.
  • India often refers to global databases for reporting disaster losses. However, these databases work under various limitations and are not able to produce accurate analyses. 
  • Therefore a Disaster Risk Reduction database is necessary to access and track the risks.

Expected Questions

Question 1. A workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction database was conducted by which organization/authority?
NDMA (National Disaster Management Authority)

Question 2. Under which Act was NDMA constituted?
Disaster Management Act 2005

Question 3. Who is the Chairman of the NDMA?
PM Modi

Question 4. Where are the headquarters of UNICEF located?
New York

Question 5. Where are the headquarters of UNDP located?
New York

Question 6. Who is the current Secretary General of the UN?
Antonio Guterres
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