Film competition on Disaster Risk Reduction

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New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) A short films competition with the theme of Risk Sensitive Development for Community Resilience will be organised here during the Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction 2016, it was announced on Monday.

The three-day conference is being organised from November 3 by the Central government in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, an official statement said.

“Short films and educational documentaries have proved to be one of the effective mediums to strengthen understanding of disaster resilience by showcasing community participation, success stories and best practices on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR),” the statement said.

“Without a greater awareness, understanding and knowledge of the challenges and opportunities of disaster resilient development, it will not be possible to achieve the overall goal of the Sendai Framework of preventing and reducing disaster risk,” the statement added.

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The event will set the direction for implementation and monitoring of Sendai framework in the region, it said.

It also aims to showcase benefits of DRR policies, communities to nations and other stakeholders and to encourage increased investments in prevention and mitigation measures.

Entries for the competition were invited under three categories — Positive Human Impact of DRR, DRR for Development and Adapting to Climate Change, it added.



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