Ministry of Home Affairs

NIDM to organize a Workshop on Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) tomorrow

Posted On: 22 SEP 2019 6:02PM by PIB Delhi

The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) is organizing one day National workshop on Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA)  here tomorrow on 23rd September 2019. The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai will be the Chief Guest on the  occasion.

National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), undertook the study for developing a scientific tool on Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA), under the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project (NCRMP).

The focus of this workshop is to disseminate the outcome documents of the study to all the relevant stakeholders so that the same may be utilized by them as a reference document while preparing the memorandum for submission to the MHA in post disaster phase. The workshop will also discuss the issues and challenges faced by States in assessment of damage and loss along with the capacity gap for undertaking such detailed exercise.

All the nodal officers for Disaster Management from the relevant Central Ministries/Department and Prinicipal Secretaries of Disaster Management and Resident Commissioner of all the States and UTs have been invited for participants in this workshop in addition to officers from Ministry of Home Affairs and National Disaster Management Authority. Representatives from UNDP, World Bank, ADB, WHO, FAO, WFP, NGOs and multilateral organizations have also been invited.

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