Three-day programme on disaster management for Covid-19

Three day programme on disaster management for Covid-19

The University Grants Commission (UGC) Human Resource Development Centre ( UGC-HRDC), Jamia Millia Islamia will conduct a three-day online short term course on ‘Disaster Management for Covid- 19 Pandemic’ commencing from 14 July to 16 July, 2020.


About 150 participants are expected to join the course online representing every nook and corner of the country. Several eminent Resource persons have agreed to interact online with these participants. These resource persons are from National Institute of Disater Management. Jawaharlal Nehru University, Jamia Millia Islamia and some other Institutions of higher learning in the country.

Prof Najma Akhtar, Vice Chancellor, JMI will inaugurate the programme at 10.00 AM followed by technical sessions.

Speakers like Dr Anil K Sinha, IAS, Dr Parvez Hayat, IPS, Prof PK Joshi, JNU, Prof. Anil Gupta, NIDM, Dr. Vishal Chhabra, Psychiatrist, ESCORTS are expected to share their experiences with participants tomorrow.

As we are witnessing that the world is experiencing one of the most destructive and profound economic shocks in recent history in the wake of the novel corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic. The damage the virus is unleashing by way of human infection is enormous. This pandemic has in fact created not only a health crisis but also social and economic crisis for the entire world.

How to overcome this crisis is a matter of everybody’s concern. Taking these concerns into view, many related issues and challenges will be discussed in order to comprehend the same in the right perspective. Few of them are like: Need for Robust Medical Infrastructure: Covid as Challenge and Opportunity; COVID-19-Genesis, Testing and Diagnosis; COVID19 – a Pandemic of Mistreated Nature; Revealing Patterns of unknown during COVID19 Pandemic from a Social Sciences Perspective, Covid -19 Lifestyle Changes and its impact on Industry and economy, Geospatial Data Analysis in COVID19 Pandemic; Covid-19 and its implication for Migrant Workers: Global Challenges and Indian Scenario; etc.