Disaster Management Initiatives and Convergence Society (DMICS) is a civil society initiative, established in the year 2005. Earlier known as Disaster Management Infrastructure and Control Society, the organization over a period of time has transformed itself from being a think tank to that of a Community Centric Organization. Registered under the ‘Societies Registration Act, Government of Andhra Pradesh’ this organization serves as a convergence society for decision makers, practitioners and experts on Disaster Risk Reduction.
It aims to initiate innovative practices, ideas and thoughts by means of launching new projects, organizing global events on Disaster Management sharing best practices centering on the well being of humanity against natural and manmade disasters. DMICS has been working towards promoting campaigns and solutions for effective Disaster Resilience and Recovery methodologies (DRR).
DMICS organized a historical World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) from 21st to 24th October, 2008 in Hyderabad, India. The Global Congress was the first of its kind in the country. The objective of this congress was to network National and International Resources and expertise, bring them to a common platform for effective and efficient disaster management. Bharat Ratna, His Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Former President of India, was the Chief Guest and delivered the inaugural address. Gen. N.C Vij, the then Hon’ble Vice Chairman NDMA, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, delivered the key note address.
Government of India (GoI), National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Government of Andhra Pradesh were the co hosts of the First World Congress on Disaster Management. National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM)
The Second World Congress on Disaster Management was held in Visakhapatnam from 19th -22nd November, 2015 and approximately thousand disaster management professionals, practitioners comprising of researchers, academicians, defense service personnel, Central & State Govt. authorities, NGOs, multilateral organizations, media, private sector and all other stakeholders working on Disaster Management participated.
Inaugurating the Congress the Hon’ble CM stated that it made perfect sense to host this important congress in the city of Visakhapatnam. The State of Andhra Pradesh as a whole has been vulnerable to natural hazards and cyclones.
The Chief Guest, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Urban Development, Parliamentary Affairs, Government of India, felt happy to note that the Second World Congress on Disaster Management has brought together experts
DMICS is going to organize a historical World Congress on Disaster Management (WCDM) from 6th to 10th November, 2017 in Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. Our Honorable Chief Minister of AP Dr.Chandrababu Naidu garu is the chief guest for this World Congress event.
This World Congress include 8 Plenaries, 18 Parallel Sessions, 150 Speakers, 100 Countries, 2000 Delegates, UN Organisations, Regional Bodies, Eminent Scientists, Senior Policy Makers, Professionals, Administrators, Scientific Bodies, Academic Institutions