GPDRRGlobal Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction
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P K Mishra, Additional Principal Secretary to PM and comprising Shri Kamal Kishore, Member, NDMA and Shri Sanjeev Kumar Jindal, Joint Secretary (Disaster Management), Ministry of Home Affairs is attending the 6th Session of Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) in Geneva, Switzerland from 13-17 May, 2019.
'On Wednesday, the deputy prime minister will attend the GPDRR opening ceremony and the plenary session to be held after that, where she will be the first leader to deliver her national statement.
'Later in the day, the deputy prime minister is scheduled to give a keynote address at the special GPDRR session themed 'Women Leadership in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR),' he told Malaysian media on Dr Wan Azizah's visit here Monday.
GPDRR is a biennial event coordinated by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction and is the most important international forum for strategic partnership, coordination, partnership development and review of the implementation of disaster risk management instruments.
With the theme 'Resilience Dividend: Towards Sustainable and Inclusive Societies', the main issues to be discussed at this year's GPDRR include disaster risk reduction that are interconnected with global development agenda, investment in disaster risk reduction, better recovery and redeployment and development status and strategic implementation of DRR.
The GPDRR is an international conference held every two years at different locations.
As Switzerland's representative and head of the Swiss delegation, the Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) Manuel Sager will open the GPDRR. Mr Sager has been granted the title of state secretary for the duration of the conference.
In addition, a number of federal offices are involved in running the GPDRR and will participate in the various side events.