In many parts of the world, disaster management is a multi-disciplinary task involving input from different organizations. The mitigation of natural hazards required the sharing of knowledge and the data to devise a sound and pragmatic natural hazard management strategy.  Besides having, advantages that various backgrounds are involved in analyzing a single problem, it also leads to diffusion of knowledge and responsibilities. Knowledge on various terrains, also other than the own knowledge field, is necessary to have an overview of how to deal with a natural hazards from different perspectives. In practice, fragmentation of tasks and responsibilities leads often to misunderstanding and the management of the disaster is very poor. From the perspective of the user, data integration and modeling of various geo-scientific data should supply planners and decision-makers with adequate and understandable information within a relatively short period.

The needs of the civil society with an up-to-date and real time information on dynamic geoscience processes is slowly been appreciated. The course foreseen will provide both a technological base as well as an institutional re-focusing for these modern approaches.

This training titled “Geo-Informatics for Disaster Management” aimed to train the concerned employees of the line departments of the Govt of NWFP. This course was jointly organized by NCE in Geology , University of Peshawar and DPMP – GTZ, Peshawar, Pakistan .  Around 15 people participated from different departments.


National Centre of Excellence in Geology,
University of Peshawar, Peshawar-25120
Khyber Pakhtunkhawa., Pakistan.
Phone: +92-91-9216427, 9216429
Fax: +92-91-9218183