NRC president chairs panels at disaster management congress

National Resilience Council (NRC) President Ms. Antonia Yulo Loyzaga joined the January 29-February 1, 2019 World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) in Mumbai, India, where she presented during a plenary on “Response, Relief, Reconstruction, Recovery & Development” and chaired the sessions on “Agriculture, Livelihoods and Resilience” and “Disaster Resilient Cities”.

Ms. Antonia Yulo Loyzaga with two-term National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Member and Former Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Director General, Mr. K.M. Singh (center).

The 3-day event is an initiative of the Disaster Management Initiatives and Convergence Society (DMICS)—a civil society organization pursuing the integration of disaster management to government and public policy—which gathers experts from around the world to highlight the interaction among science, policy and practices. Through such interactions, the Congress aimed to develop a common understanding of risk, and to gain ground on risk reduction and resilience building.