AGORA - 1st International Conference on Disaster
and Risk Management



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An International Conference in Architecture on Disaster and Risk Management by the School of Architecture and Planning GD Goenka University, Sohna Road, Haryana invites leading academicians, practitioner, NGOs, and students for intellectual discourses, Knowledge and experience sharing on many aspects on risk of Disasters and Risk Management. It also aims to provide a premier inter-multi-trans-disciplinary forum to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Disaster and Emergency Management.

  • Urban Impact/Resilient Cities:
  • Case Studies
  • Post Disaster (Sustainable) Reconstruction: Responsive Housing
  • Disaster Housing Strategies: Programs, Principles and Policies
  • Resilient Shelter (Temporary, Intermediate and Permanent)
  • Codes for Construction material, Technology and Services
  • Community Driven Approach
  • Role of Key Actors: Government, Business and NGO Interface
  • Role of Youth and Women
  • Awareness and Response
  • Disaster, Risk Management and Resilient Building
  • Risk assessment mapping
  • Risk management planning
  • Risk Audit
  • Techno legal measures and grievance redressal
  • Financing Disaster and Risk Resilience Housing
  • Urban and Rural Housing
  • Integrated Housing Finance (loan, grant, insurance hybrid)

About GD Goenka University

G.D. Goenka University (GDGU) has emerged as a leading university in Delhi NCR, imparting high quality professional educational programs of international standards and offers courses in Communication, Engineering, Fashion & Design, Hospitality, Humanities & Social Sciences, Architecture & Planning, Law and Management.

Located in Sohna (Gurgaon), the campus of GD Goenka University is known for its best of facilities and equipment including laboratories, learning facilities and high quality IT infrastructure.

Website: www.gdgoenkauniversity.com

About School of Architecture & Planning

Architecture is an amalgamation of the aesthetic spaces and the technical skills in context to the environmental settings. There is a growing respect for architecture as one of the top academic disciplines, a design practice, and a practical business closely connected with the largest segment of investment in the economy. Architects are called upon to think of concepts, plans and accomplish construction tasks and take other decisions related to setting up a physical environment in a diversity of surroundings.

The School of Architecture and Planning, a diverse community of practitioners and teachers aim to be globally acclaimed for academic excellence in theory and practice; empowering future design professionals with core values of critical thinking, intellectual curiosity,..


Faculty and Administerators in Acedemic Institutions: Rs. 2000/-
Delegates from Corporations / Industry / Practice: Rs. 2000/-
NGO Delegates: Rs. 1500/-
Research Scholars: Rs. 1500/-
Student Participants: Rs. 500/-


  • All Authors must register to present papers.
  • No paper presentation for absent authors.
  • No paper can be published without registeration.

Registration Fee in Demand Draft: Favour of GD Goenka University Payable at New Delhi

NEFT: (Beneficiary) GD Goenka University, (Bank) HDFC Bank Ltd, Site No. 2, OCF Pocket, Sector-C, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-1100070 India, (Account No) 02731450000270, (IFSC Code) HDFC0000273

(Please send your DD in the favour of: GD Goenka University Payable at New Delhi )

Registration fees will include:

Welcome Kit Cultural  Evening
Participation to all technical sessions Breakfast, Lunch and High Tea
Conference proceedings Certificate


Limited  accomodation (Boarding and Lodging) will be available during the conference in air-conditioned hostels of GDGU for a maximum of 3 nights at a flat cost of Rs. 750/- per night.



Mr. Nipun Goenka
MD, GD Goenka Group


Prof. Dr. Deependra Kumar Jha
Vice-Chancellor, GD Goenka University

Conference Chair

Prof. Chhabi Mishra
Prof. and Dean,
School of Architecture and Planning,
GD Goenka University

Conference Co-Chair

Mr. N. M. Prusty
Founder Chairperson of Sphere India


Keynote Speaker

Mr. Marco Kusumawijaya
Founder and Director of RUJAK Center for Urban Studies


Mr. Kamal Kishore
Member, National Disaster Mangement
Authority (NDMA), India


Mr. Jagan Shah
Director, National National Institute of Urban
Affairs (NIUA), India

Organising Committee

Ms. Bharti Chadha
SoAP, G D Goenka University

Mukta Rai Saxena
SoAP, G D Goenka University

Ms. Parul Singh
SoAP, G D Goenka University

Ms. Varsha Khetrapal
SoAP, G D Goenka University

The Advisory Committee

Dr. Bhaskar Barua
Former Secretary, GOI

Prof. N V C Menon
Founder Member of NDMA (International Disaster Management Authority)

Dr. Anshu Sharma
Director, Safer World

Prof. Vinod Sharma
Sr. Professor-Disaster Management, IIPA (Indian Institute of Public Administration)

Prof. Santosh Kumar
Director, NIDM ( International Institute of Disaster Management), Director SDMC (SAARC Disaster Management Center)

Mr. K M Singh
Founder Member, NDMA (International Disaster Management Authority)

Mr. C Balaji Singh
Executive Director, CARE Today (India Today Group)

Mr. Vikrant Mahajan
CEO, Sphere India

Mr. Ray Kancharela
Head, Disaster Risk Reduction Program, Save the Children, India

Mr. Binoy Acharya
 Director, Unnati, Ahmedabad

Mr. Pramod Adlakha
Director, Adlakha Associates Pvt. Ltd., Consulatant –DSIIDC


Paper Submission

An abstract of the paper (500-800 words) is to be submitted online by 7th September 2016 in MS-Word format. Abstracts may be submitted / considered for presentations.

Submitted abstracts will be accepted after peer reviews and recommendations.

Selected authors must submit the full paper in text or in ppt format by 4th October, for it to be published in the Conference Proceedings. 

Conference Schedule

Submission of Abstract: 7th September, 2016
Acceptance of Abstract: 15th September, 2016
Submission of Full Paper and Registration: 4th October, 2016
Conference Dates: 11th November, 2016


Bharti Chadha
Deepika Raina

Parul Singh
Phone no.: 9999360178
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