Experts from ICIMOD contributed to ’Training on Space Technology for Flood Hazard Mapping, Flood Forecast, and Rapid Mapping in Bangladesh’ held 12–16 May at Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO) in Dhaka. Deo Raj Gurung, Remote Sensing Specialist, and Kabir Uddin, GIS/Remote Sensing Analyst, from ICIMOD gave an overview of flood hazard mapping tools and techniques being used at the Centre along with hands-on-training on flood inundation mapping. Their contribution to the training is part of capacity building initiatives under the SERVIR-Himalaya initiative, supported by the United States Agency for International Development and NASA.
The training was jointly organized by the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office, in collaboration with SPARRSO and Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP II). There were total of 22 participants from different relevant organizations in Bangladesh. Resource persons included experts from ICIMOD, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRRC), UNDP-Bangladesh, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) and UN-SPIDER