ADPC’s Joint Project on Sustainable Capacity Building on
Disaster Mitigation in Asia with ITC-Netherlands
The project aims to build capacity of universities and training
institutes in AUDMP target countries on modern disaster mitigation
tools, as part of the ongoing AUDMP, which targets at reducing
disaster vulnerability of urban regions in Asia. It will do so by
providing support to the institutionalization of academic courses on
disaster mitigation in existing urban planning curricula at
university level, thus providing Asia with young urban planners
knowledgeable of modern disaster mitigation tools.
The project will focus on the transfer of knowledge on Information
Technology and Communications (IT&C) tools, such as Remote
Sensing & Geographical Information Systems applications for
hazard mapping through distance education with the AUDMP project
partners via an Internet-based platform for E-learning. The project
plans to have its first one-week kick-off workshop in April 2003.
The project partners include ADPC, International Institute for
Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), the Netherlands
and Ecole Nationale des Sciences Geographiques (ENSG), France.