GIS for Disaster Management & Emergency Response

GIS: One Platform and Many Missions

When a disaster / emergency strikes, knowing what you need and how to find it can be the key factor that saves lives, resources, and critical infrastructure. Whether it is planning, responding or recovering from a disaster / emergency, key to success is coordinated functioning of multiple agencies involved and making the overall mission a success.

At the GIS for Disaster Management & Emergency Response seminar during User Conference, Nepal, explore how GIS is a technology platform that supports multiple missions - whether you work in emergency management, health, defence, law enforcement, or public safety. You will experience how geospatial technology enables real-time situational awareness, generating & sharing a common operating picture for all and supports ground level execution in most critical circumstances.

Why Attend?

  • Learn how to maximize resources and enhance operations.
  • Improve collaboration among multiple agencies involved.
  • See proven strategies for achieving a return on your GIS investment.
  • Network with industry experts, thought leaders, and peers.
  • Acquire new capabilities for your organization.

Who Should Attend?

The summit is for personnel at all levels of government, defense, public safety, and the private sector. Whether you are a commander, first responder, analyst healthcare specialist, GIS specialist, or executive, the summit is a great resource.

Proposed Agenda

Time Slot Session Topics
09:30 AM - 01:30 PM Attend UC Plenary
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM Lunch Break
02:30 PM - 02:35 PM Opening & Welcome
02:35 PM - 03:00 PM Geo-spatial Technology Vision for Disaster Management & Emergency Response  - The  Changing Paradigm – Mr. Asheet Makhija, Sr. Vice President, Esri India
03:00 PM - 03:20 PM Disaster Risk Reduction – Global Initiatives & Successful Implementations
03:20 PM - 04:00 PM

Reflections from Nepal

  • Dr. Krishna Prasad Poudel, President, Nepal GIS Society
  • Mr. Sudip Pradhan, Programme Coordinator, ICIMOD
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM Tea Break
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
  • ArcGIS – A Collaborative Platform for Disaster Management & Emergency Response
  • Global Best practices & Success Factors
05:30 PM - 05:45 PM Open Forum - Discussions & QA session
07:00 PM Onwards Networking Dinner