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  • SAARC Disaster Management Centre SDMC
    SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC), Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (GIDM) Campus, Behind PDPU, Raysan Village,
    382007 Gandhinagar, Gujarat
    India

    Email: director@saarc-sdmc.org
    Phone: +917923275804
    Website: http://saarc-sdmc.org/

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SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC)

Regional Intergovernmental Organization

http://saarc-sdmc.org/

To support Member States in their DRR initiatives through application of Science & Technology, Knowledge from Multiple Disciplines, Exchange of Good Practices, Capacity Development, Collaborative Research and Networking in line with the Global Priorities and Goals and other relevant Frameworks adopted...

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Mission

To support Member States in their DRR initiatives through application of Science & Technology, Knowledge from Multiple Disciplines, Exchange of Good Practices, Capacity Development, Collaborative Research and Networking in line with the Global Priorities and Goals and other relevant Frameworks adopted by Member States

Disaster Reduction Goal

The SAARC Disaster Management Center would be a vibrant center of regional cooperation for holistic management of disaster risk management in South Asia.

Policies and Programmes in DRR

Provide assistance in the formulation of Policies, Strategies and Sustainable Development Frameworks in relation to disaster Management and Disaster Risk Reduction

Undertake/ promote research for better understanding of the various meteorological phenomena of particular interest to the SAARC Region, with a view to enhance the capability of National Meteorological Services (NMSs) of the Member States, particularly in the field of early warning to provide support for preparedness and management of natural disasters involving relevant knowledge and operational institutions in India

Collect, compile, document and disseminate data, information, case studies, indigenous knowledge and good practices relating to disaster risk reduction, and sustainable development

Compile and collate information for the region required for weather forecasting and monitoring special weather phenomena.

Strengthen regional response mechanisms to reduce loss of lives, injuries and to provide timely humanitarian assistance to people affected by disasters.

To identify organisations in the region dealing with relevant key focus areas, facilitate interaction, promote coordination and cooperation amongst institutions (ministries, authorities, inter-governmental organisations, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, funding agencies, etc.) and other stakeholders involved through networking for the exchange of experiences, information, data, expertise, knowledge and technology transfer in the key focus areas of SDMC

Organise training workshops, conferences, seminars, lectures for various stakeholders on key priority/focus areas of the Member States and on various aspects of disaster management.

Develop educational materials and conduct academic and professional courses on key priority/focus areas.
Develop training modules on various aspects of key priority/focus areas and conduct programmes for Training of Trainers including simulation exercises.

Coordinate SAADMEx with the Member States.
Analyse information, undertake research and disseminate research findings on key priority/focus areas among the Member States.

Undertake preparation of databases, publication of journals, research papers and books, and establish and maintain online resource centre in furtherance of the aforesaid objectives.

Collaborate with other global, regional and national centres of excellence to achieve synergies in programmes and activities.

Conduct studies on assessment and management of disaster risks posing a threat to inclusive and sustainable development in South Asia.

Undertake research, projects, programmes contributing towards mitigating the impact of trans-boundary disasters.
Facilitate from within and outside the region supply of emergency needs in times of disaster, in line with SAARC disaster response mechanisms.

Facilitate exchange of experiences and technical support among Member States on National Action Plans for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Disaster Risk Reduction Focal Point(s)

Afghanistan- Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority
Bangladesh- Disaster Management Bureau
Bhutan- Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs
India- National Institute of Disaster Management
Maldives- Disaster Management Centre
Nepal- Ministry of Home Affairs
Pakistan- National Disaster Management Authority
Sri Lanka- Ministry of Disaster Management

Websites

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
http://www.saarc-sec.org
•Afghan National Disaster Management Authority
http://ddp.gov.af
• Disaster Management Bureau, Bangladesh
http://www.dmb.gov.bd
• Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Bhutan
http://www.mohca.gov.bt
• National Institute of Disaster Management, India
http://www.nidm.gov.in
• National Disaster Management Centre, Maldives
http://www.tsunamimaldives.mv
• Ministry of Home Affairs, Nepal
http://www.moha.gov.np
• National Disaster Management Authority, Pakistan
http://ndma.gov.pk
• Ministry of Disaster Management, Sri Lanka http://www.www.dmc.gov.lk

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  • SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC), Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (GIDM) Campus, Behind PDPU, Raysan Village, 382007 Gandhinagar, Gujarat India

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