10th International Training Course on GIS for Disaster Risk Management

Duration: 3 Nov 2014 - 14 Nov 2014

Department: ACD

Donor Agency: Course fee

Location: Thailand,


The course was designed jointly by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of Twente, the Natherlands (ITC) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research Operational Satellite Applications Program (UNITAR-UNOSAT), with its main aim to provide am overview of the use of spatial information in Disaster Risk Management. The course not only revealed what spatial data is and how it is collected, but also emphasised on the use of such spatial data during pre and post disaster management such as during early warning, hazard, vulnerability and risk assessment, damage assessment, as well as in the design of risk reduction measures. The course ultimately hoped that scientific advancement can be utilized for better disaster risk reduction practices.


Delivered the knowledge and skills on GIS to all participants who were working or will be working in the organizations where spatial information is used or considered to be used for the purpose of disaster risk management, disaster management, or disaster risk reduction. There was no prerequisite GIS knowledge for a participant who was interested in this course.