JNU, NIDM to set up Centre for Excellence in Disaster Research

JNU, NIDM to set up Centre for Excellence in Disaster Research

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India: The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for establishing a Centre for Excellence in Disaster Research and Resilience building at the JNU.

The MoU was signed by Prof Santosh Kumar, Executive Director, NIDM and Prof SK Sopory, Vice Chancellor of the University, in the presence of Shri Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs. The activities under the MoU would be to build community resilience through better preparedness, legal and governance reforms, enhanced capacity for early detection and warning systems, absorption of indigenous wisdom in administrative systems, resonating vulnerabilities of various kinds, remote sensing and GIS based mitigation efforts and environmental capacity enhancement of local governance.

Source: PIB