The Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies (CDRM&DS) is a training, research and development unit under the office of the vice chancellor. It was established in June 2009, following a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Federal University of Technology, Minna. The establishment of the Centre is part of the global efforts to reduce the risks of natural and man-induced disasters that are threatening the sustenance of development efforts.
The Federal University of Technology, Minna was established on 1st February, 1983. The objective for its establishment is to give effect to the nation’s drive for the much-needed self-reliance in science, engineering and especially technology.