International Workshop on the Role of Land Professionals and SDI in Disaster Risk Reduction

25 – 27 November 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal

About the Workshop

International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), International Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), Nepal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (NICS) and Nepal Remote Sensing and Photogrammetric Society (NRSPS) is jointly organizing the international event regarding DRR in relation to Nepal earthquake. It is a joint event of the Commission 2 of the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), and Technical Commission IV, Working Group 4 of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS). This event is being organized at Radisson Hotel, Kathmandu from November 25-27, 2015. The event is also being supported by the Commission 7 of the FIG.Ministry of Land Reform and Management, Survey Department, and Land Management Training Center of the Government of Nepal are the co-organizers of the event.
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 SDI concepts and spatially enabled societies.


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

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