Amrita Among Signatories of Kyoto Landslide Commitment 2020 at UNESCO, Paris
September 19, 2019 - 11:03
Represented by Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, (Dean of International Programs and Director of Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham), Amrita joined the United Nations and other international organizations as the first group of 58 signatories of the Kyoto 2020 Commitment for Global Promotion of Understanding and Reducing Landslide Disaster Risk (KLC2020), signed at UNESCO Headquarters at Paris on September 18, 2019.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a world center for excellence in landslide risk reduction and had implemented India’s first real-time landslide warning systems. Now, two landslide warning systems are live, with one at Munnar in the Western Ghats and other in Sikkim, the Himalayas, issuing real-time warnings for such disasters. Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA) has been a front-runner in designing, developing and deploying technology interventions to predict and prevent man-made and natural disasters.