Kiren Rijiju to lead Indian delegation on disaster management to Mexico

Rijuju is expected to chair a special session, after he was designated as Disaster Risk Reduction Champion for Asia Region by the UN office last year.

Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju will be heading to Cancun in Mexico later this month, leading an Indian delegation to the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR).

It will be a small team of roughly four officials comprising of Joint Secretary of Disaster Managment and official from NDMA.

Rijuju is expected to chair a special session, after he was designated as Disaster Risk Reduction Champion for Asia Region by the UN office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) last year.

The minister is expected to leave on May 20 only to return on May 28. He is likely to address the audience consisting of participants from various countries on urban risk. He will also speak of private players helping in risk management.

Before he takes off, however, he will be holding a two-day meet with all the Indian state representatives in a meeting in Vigyan Bhawan on May 15-16.

The event itself will cover Multi Hazard Risk Vulnerability Assessment (HRVA), Various measures put in place for promoting measures for risk management, early warning system, integration of communication technology and financing by private players. All this will eventually be part of blue print for the ministry on building a "Resilient India" by 2030.

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