Srinagar: A week-long training programme on “Multi-Hazard Risk Management under Changing Climate: Sustaining Economic Development and Livelihood in Western Himalaya” concluded at the Kashmir University (KU) here today.
According to a statement, the programme was jointly organised by Department of Geography and Disaster Management, University of Kashmir and National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
Major General M K Bindal, Executive Director NIDM was the chief guest at the valedictory session, in online mode. He emphasised the importance of organising such training programmes and workshops at regular intervals especially in the disaster-prone areas where capacity-building of various stakeholders is of utmost importance. He assured the University of Kashmir, especially the Department of Geographyand Disaster Management, that such programmes would be a regular feature with the active support of the NIDM.
Dean Academic Affairs KU Prof Farooq Ahmad Masoodi, who presided over the valedictory session, expressed his satisfaction at successful conduct of the programme. He impressed upon all the participants to carry forward the lessons that they learnt and include the basics of disaster management in their day-to-day lives to enable the society to effectively mitigate the impacts of disasters.
KU Registrar Dr Nisar A Mir, who was the guest of honour on the occasion, congratulated the Department of Geography and Disaster Management and Prof Pervez Ahmed, Programme Coordinator, for successfully conducting the training in offline mode with the active support and assistance from the NIDM. He assured the department that the University would augment its human and infrastructural requirements very soon.
Head, Department of Geography and Disaster Management Prof Shamim A Shah formally welcomed the guests and dignitaries and highlighted the importance of organising such collaborative training programmes with prestigious institutions like NIDM.
Prof Pervez Ahmed presented a comprehensive report of the one-week training programme, which included eight technical sessions.