The 5th Regional Training Course GIS for Disaster Risk Management - Level I (GIS4DM-I)

Mon, Aug 16 - Fri, Aug 27 2010

16-27 August 2010, Bangkok, Thailand



Rapid population growth and urbanization combined with extreme climatic events are causing a rapid increase in vulnerability of communities exposed to hazardous events. As a result, disasters are increasingly taking heavy toll of life and property. Unplanned growth both in urban and non-urban areas calls for an adequate preparation to reduce the impact of disasters. There is a need for inclusion of disaster risk information in development planning and create awareness among the disaster management professionals.

Disaster risk information is spatial in nature and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) play an important role in disaster risk assessment and management. This course primarily deals with the geographic aspects of disaster risk assessment and management and targets disaster management professionals who intend to use GIS in their day-to-day work, but they do not have any earlier (or very limited ) GIS experience.


The main objective of the course is to impart knowledge and skills to disaster management practitioners in using of GIS and spatial data for disaster risk assessment and management. Participants will not only learn how to carry out disaster risk assessment for different hazard types, but also how to use risk information for emergency planning and preparedness.


Module–I: Introduction

Module–II: Hazard, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment

Module–III: Elements at Risk

Module–IV: Disaster Risk Management


For more information and registration go to GIS DEVELOPMENT


Please note that the Level II Training Course will be held from 1 to 12 November 2010.