IIHMR Delhi hosted the NIDM participants of “Training of Trainers Programme on Engaging Youth & Adolescents in Disaster Risk Management & Climate Change Adaptation” on 2nd November 2023. There were over 70 trainees from various line departments of Government of India (GoI), including officers from NIDM (National Institute of Disaster Management). The event was organised around the community outreach programme run by students of IIHMR Delhi on “Youth lead DRR programme” across 8 Indian states. This immersive programme witnessed active participation from dedicated students of IIHMR who contributed significantly to the discussions.
The visit commenced with a warm welcome extended by Dr. Nidhi Yadav, Associate Professor at IIHMR Delhi. Her opening speech set the tone for the day, emphasizing the importance of youth lead disaster risk reduction and its impact on communities.
Sutapa B Neogi, the Director of IIHMR Delhi, introduced about the legacy of the institute how we played pivotal role in contributing to the health systems and disaster resilience. The key highlight of the event was video presentation by student groups who worked on persons with disabilities, refugees and migrants, children residing in slums etc. Constructive and focused discussions begun between students and training participants around the theme of the breaking the barriers in addressing the vulnerable population. Their active participation demonstrated their dedication to the cause and their understanding of the importance of disaster risk reduction. Finally, the visit wrapped up with a vote of thanks, acknowledging the efforts of all participants and contributors who made this event a success. This conference served as a platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and a collective commitment to reducing the risks associated with disasters, with the active involvement of students and experts alike.
Dr. Ratika Samtani, Assistant Professor at IIHMR- Delhi was invited as a Panelist at the inaugural of Climate & Health 2023 conference on 21st October 2023. Dr. Samtani presented her talk on “Embracing Millets for a More Sustainable Tomorrow”. The International Year of Millets 2023 is being celebrated worldwide with the aim of promoting the use of millets as a valuable source of nutrition. Millets have gained significant attention due to their potential to combat hunger and malnutrition, amidst the challenges posed by climate. #Climate&Health #Climatechange #Sustainibility #Internationalyearofmillets.
IIHMR Delhi team participated in the International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction hosted by the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM). It was enriching and enlightening to listen to the exceptional group of individuals who shared the commitment to building a more resilient world. It was the culmination of the 10 days long nationwide DRR sensitization events conducted by the dedicated team of IIHMR Delhi scholars lead by Dr. Nidhi Yadav (Associate Professor IIHMR- Delhi) under the guidance of Dr. Sutapa B. Neogi (Director IIHMR- Delhi). The work done by this team was presented in the form of video presentation. The power and impact of youth in bringing substantial impact for Disaster Risk Reduction w
as well appreciated by the audience of the programme. IIHMR Delhi wish to extend heartfelt thanks to ED, NIDM Shri Rajendra Ratnoo, Dr. Santosh Kumar, Dr. Anil K. Gupta, Dr. Shekher Chaturvedi and the entire team of NIDM for holding the programme of this scale. The event was graced by the august presence of following change makers in their respective fields:
Mrs. Ruma Devi ji - Founder of Ruma Devi Ethics, renowned for her exemplary work in empowering women through ethical fashion, showing us that disaster resilience also means economic empowerment.
Dr. Vinita Sahay Ma'am - Director of IIM Bodhgaya, an academic leader committed to cultivating future professionals with International Day of Disaster Risk Reduction at NIDM - Shaping a Resilient Future Together.
Miss Maithili Thakur Ma'am - Brand Ambassador of NIDM, an inspirational artist who uses her platform to promote disaster risk reduction and preparedness.
Miss. Ira Singhal (IAS) Ma'am - A shining example of excellence, proving that disaster risk reduction is everyone's business, including civil servants.
Rajendra Ratanoo IAS Sir - Executive Director at NIDM, guiding the organization to strengthen disaster risk reduction efforts.
Mr. Sutoru Nishikawa Sir and Mr. Tom White - Emergency Chief at UNICEF, showing the importance of global cooperation in disaster relief.
Mr. Amarjit Sinha Sir (Reti. IAS) - Bringing years of invaluable experience to the table, emphasizing the importance of collective wisdom in disaster risk reduction.
Let's continue working together to reduce disaster risks and protect vulnerable communities. Together, we can create a brighter, safer, and more resilient future for all.