Hazard mapping capacity

25 Jan 2012

Document Summary

The Hazard Mapping Capacity follows an earlier assessment on Geo-Information (GI) activities related to Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) done in April 2010 which recognised the need to conduct a systematic and comprehensive study to assess the existing capabilities and related geo-spatial datasets, including a gap analysis, in order to develop a long-term adaptation plan and materialise within it a set of usable tools and methodologies. This was necessary to enable the development of climate-related hazard and vulnerability maps and scenarios to manage the inherent uncertainties of climate change.

As such, the Hazard Mapping Capacity addresses the gaps identified in the previous assessment, and includes the methodologies to be applied in enabling appropriate mapping product, usable at multiple levels and by all the relevant stakeholders dealing with disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change.

The document also includes:

  • Identification of specific human resources and capacities within government agencies.
  • Recommendations on the provision of training.
  • Creation of a detailed list of hardware, software and data to be purchased/collected.
  • Identification of appropriate innovative technologies.
  • Budget plan recommendations in line with the country’s priorities and potentialities.

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