To work towards making the country’s most vulnerable communities safer from geological, climate related and other hazards, through preparedness, mitigation and advocacy.
Disaster Reduction Goal
GeoHazards Society has been working in India assisting local Governments and communities in reducing the risk posed by disastrous events. GHS assisted its partner GeoHazards International in implementing the Delhi Earthquake Safety Initiative for retrofitting of Lifeline Buildings, Community Safety Initiative at Dharamsala, the School Safety Initiative at Gurgaon along with Bechtel Foundation etc.
GHS has pioneered in falling hazard risk mitigation in India. GHS has conducted training programmes on Structural and Non-structural earthquake risk reduction for Engineers, Architects, School Safety advocates, Hospital Safety administrators etc.
Policies and Programmes in DRR
To work towards reducing death and suffering–particularly among children—due to natural hazards in the most vulnerable communities through advocacy, preparedness and mitigation.
To reduce disaster losses by helping vulnerable communities recognize their risk and the methods to manage it.
To work for the Climate Change Adaptation and capacity building of the administrative machinery.
To identify and promote strategies, potential practices and programs that support comprehensive school safety.
To educate communities and organise various kinds of awareness raising and training programmes regarding natural hazards and possible preparedness measures.
To promote disaster safety in communities by developing awareness generation materials.
To assist in building a safer and disaster resilient India by partnering with the Government in developing holistic, pro-active, multi-disaster and technology-driven strategies for disaster risk reduction through collective efforts of all Government Agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations.
Membership in Key Networks
Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)
School Safety, Hospital Safety, Community Resilience
Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)
Structural Risk Assessment,
Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)
Capacity building of government officials
Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)
Structural and Non Structural Mitigation, Retrofitting, Cost Effective Disaster Resilient Construction
Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)
Community Preparedness, School and Hospital Disaster Plan, Mock Drill
Road Safety and Cyber security training
Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)
Mr. Hari Kumar, Mr. Mrinal K Nath