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Global Symposium on “Disaster Resilient Smart Cities”

All the Delegates are requested to fill the registration form for
Global  Symposium on  “Disaster Resilient Smart Cities”
4-6 December, 2019.
Venue: ISID, New Delhi

Community Based Flood Early Warning Systems issue no. 183, July 2019:

This issue of is titled "Community Based Flood Early Warning Systems" and focuses on the efforts of Poorvanchal Grameen Vikas Sangathan (PGVS) in evolving such systems in 95 villages of eastern UP. The articles contained in this issue highlight the various aspects of this initiative ranging from inception, planning, execution, results and evaluation.


It also presents important lessons for the government and other humanitarian agencies to replicate CBEWS across India. Other success stories on CBEWS from and beyond have been included in this issue as well.

This issue's contents includes: (i) Putting Communities at the Centre of Early Warning Abuja Based Human Rights Lawyer, Nigeria, (ii) Community Leadership in Flood Early Warning Systems, (iii) Assessing the Effectiveness of Community Based Flood Early Warning Systems, (iv) Community Based Flood Early Warning System, (v) UNDP Role in Strengthening Community Based Early Warning System in India, (vi) Role of KSSF in Early Warning System for Disaster Risk Reduction in India, (vii) Community Based Early Warning System: Agenda for Action, (viii) Flood Warning Systems as Social Processes for Cities and Towns, (ix) Early Warning System for Flood: A View, (x) Early Warning Systems for Floods: Structural Initiatives and People's Perception, (xi) Early Warning System(s) for Crisis and Sphere Standards: A View for Action, and (xi) Post Disaster Assessment and Recovery: ILO Agenda

Some of the best thinkers, researchers, experts, and activists, including Mihir R. Bhatt with AIDMI Team; Abha Mishra, Head of office-UNDP, Odisha; Aninia Nadig, Policy and Practice Manager, Sphere; Biswanath Dash, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Science, BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus, Hydrabad; Dr. Ilan Kelman, University College London, UK and University of Agder, Norway; Dr. Md. Shahid Uz Zaman, Executive Director, Eco-Social Development Organization (ESDO), Collegepara (Gobindanagar), Bangladesh; Dr. PG Dhar Chakrabarti, Lead Consultant of UNDP in India and Myanmar, and Formerly Secretary NDMA and Executive Director NIDM; Fr. George Vettikattil, Executive Director, KSSF, Kottayam, Kerala; Ruchira Chandra, Programme Officer, International Labour Organisation (ILO), New Delhi, India; and Uche Hilary-Ogbonna, Nigeria.

Theme: Floods, Early Warning, Climate Change, DRR, Community, Governance

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Should Clean Air be a Fundamental Right? issue no. 182, April 2019:

This issue of is titled ‘Should Clean Air be a Fundamental Right?’ and highlights how India's deteriorating air quality has now assumed catast