News:The SAARC Disaster Management Centre has launched a website for information related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the region.
- South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation(SAARC) Disaster Management Centre(SDMC-IU) has been set up at Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (GIDM) Campus,Gujarat in 2017.
- The centre serves eight member countries of SAARC namely Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
- Aim: To provide policy advice, technical support on system development, capacity building services and training for holistic management of disaster risk in the SAARC region.
- It also facilitates exchange of information and expertise for effective and efficient management of disaster risk.