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World Congress on Disaster Management will be held at GITAM

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

The third World Congress on Disaster Management will be held at GITAM Univeristy for five days from Monday.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh, Disaster Management Institute and Convergence Society and the university are organizing the Congress. The second edition was hosted by Andhra Univeristy and the Government of Andhra Pradesh in the city.

Speaking to media, District Collector Pravin Kumar said about 100 international experts from 60 countries would participate. Besides 1,000 delegates representing various governments, international organizations, scientific and technology organization and NGOs would participate. Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M.Thambidurai will be the chief guest at the conference to be inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister N.Chinarajappa.

The recommendations of the conference would supplement the efforts of the government in meetings various targets set for 2030 in mitigating disasters, reducing the number of people affected, bringing down deaths and developing early warning systems.