The Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Center (DROMIC) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development-Disaster Response Management Bureau (DSWD-DRMB) conducted a training on Community-based Mapping for Strengthening Disaster Resiliency through Geographic Information System (GIS) for personnel of DSWD-Field Office II and Local Government Units (LGUs) from Region 2 in October 17-21, 2022 at Hotel Andrea, Cauayan City.
The Isabela State University was invited to serve as Resource Person on Current Projects and Innovations of the University related to DRRM using GIS.
Dr. Januel Floresca, the Center Director of the Climate Change Center, discussed the Current Innovations and Applications of GIS for Disaster Risk Reduction & Management among other initiatives of the University through the center.
The activity aimed to establish a common understanding and basic knowledge on the importance and use of GIS in the collection, validation, integration, and analysis of spatial data obtained from the LGUs and other government agencies for Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) programs, projects and activities.
It also aimed to map out the location of critical lifeline facilities including evacuation centers, resource capacities, and other disaster-related data through participatory and collaborative community mapping which can aid in planning interventions before, during and after disaster events. Analyzing and understanding these data will help us assess and lessen the potential hazards’ impacts and build community resilience.