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    IDDR Symposium, 2015

    IDDR Symposium, 2015

     

    Call for Participation

    The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR, formerly ISDR) symposium is one of the activities NGS has been observing regularly each year in collaboration with its partner organizations since decades ago. The IDDR is a day to celebrate how people and communities are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The UN designated date to celebrate the IDDR is October 13th, but we have decided to observe the event this year on October 15th because October 13th is GHATASTHAPANA, the first day of Dashain festival. The theme of the 2015 IDDR is Knowledge for Life with focus on the use of traditional, indigenous and local knowledge which complement modern science and add to an individual’s and societies’ resilience. In this context, NGS would like to request its members to send us relevant abstracts and give presentations on the IDDR symposium, and share your valuable knowledge and experience to raise awareness and reduce our exposure to disasters.  Given the event is taking place in the aftermath of 2015 Gorkha Earthquake, we would suggest to focus your paper on earthquake and earthquake-induced disasters. But papers on other areas of disaster are also welcome. At this end, please note the timeline and venue below:

     

    Abstract submission deadline: October 12, 2015

    Workshop day: Thursday, October 15, 2015

    Venue: Russian Culture Centre, Kamal Pokhari, Kathmandu

     

    Organizing Committee

    Moti Bahadur Kunwar - Coordinator

    Er. Rick Ehlert - Member Secretary

    Dr. Moti Lal Rijal - Member

    Bishow Mani Pokhrel - Member

    Narayan Gopal Ghimire - Member

    Kaushal Kumar Jha - Member

    Krishna Kumar Shrestha - Member

    Indira Siwakoti - Member

    Dr. Prem Bahadur Thapa - Member

     

    NGS is looking forward to your abstract before the deadline and presence in the symposium. A detail program will be shared later as the day nears. Please also remember to let us know in advance if you are taking part in the symposium. It is important to help us manage the logistic smoothly.

    Let us make IDDR-2015 a great day!

     

    Important: If the ongoing fuel crisis continues till October 14, we will be forced to postpond the symposium! Hope that it will not happen.

     

    Contact Person:

    Dr. Danda Pani Ahikari, President, Nepal Geological Socity

    Mr. Moti Bahadur Kunwar, Coordinatior, IDDR-2015 Committee

    Er. Rick Ehlert, Member Secretary, IDDR-2015 Committee

    Dr. Prem Bahadur Thapa, General Secretary, NGS, Tel: 9841353936

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