International Workshop on the Role of Land Professionals and SDI in Disaster Risk Reduction: in the Context of Post 2015 Nepal Earthquake

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Location:
Kathmandu
Nepal
Organizer(s)
International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
International Federation of Surveyors
Nepal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Venue
Hotel Radisson

Objectives:

Main objective of the event is to exploit the international expertise for enhancing professional capacity to contribute in the effort of DRR in the situation like currently in Nepal. The event further aims to explore opportunities for strengthening and promoting good practices in professional geospatial education and advancing spatial data infrastructure (SDI) concepts and spatially enabled societies.

Themes:

Role of land professionals and SDI in DRR

  • Educational opportunities for land professionals
  • Prospects and challenges of 3D cadaster
  • Curriculum development for professional education
  • Learning and teaching methods and technologies
  • Continuing professional development
  • Networking in education and training
  • Prevailing practices on professional education in Asian region
  • Disaster Risk Reduction in the curriculum of Land Professionals and Surveyors

Strengthening Professional Education

  • Regional and National Spatial Data Infrastructure Initiatives - Challenges and Lessons Learned
  • Spatially Enabled Governance for Poverty Reduction and Economic Development Policy to Implementation
  • SDI and Cross Cutting Issues of Climate Change
  • Spatially Enabled Societies
  • Citizens Participation in SDI
  • Bridging capacity gaps on SDI

Opportunities for SDI Development

  • Understanding Disaster Risk
  • Strengthening Disaster Risk Governance to manage disaster risk
  • Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience
  • Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to "Build Back Better" in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction
  • Application of Space Technology including GNSS and Remote Sensing in DRR
  • Role of land professionals and SDI in DRR or above mentioned themes

Expected Participants

Academics, professionals, industrialists, business people and students in the field of Surveying, Mapping, Geospatial Science and Land sector from around the globe. The number is expected to be 300.

This event is also co-organized with the Nepal Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society

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