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The participants include representatives of relevant agencies in Bhutan including the Department of Disaster Management, the National Land Commission, the Forest Fire Division or the Department of Hydro-Meteorological Services.
The course is following up on a recommendation of the UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Bhutan in November 2014. Its goal is to strengthen Bhutan's capacities to use satellite imagery for disaster management. The course will enhance the capacity of Bhutanese officials on disaster preparedness, response and recovery at national and local levels and mitigating the impacts on people’s life and livelihoods when they are hit by disasters, thereby contributing to long-term disaster risk reduction in the country. The training programme includes topics such as setting up a national spatial data infrastructure, forest fire and landslide assessment as well as the use of for emergency response and post-disaster impact assessment.