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GIS for risk assessment only in a few countries

Rome, Italy: The EU-funded programme for Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters (PPRD South) has reached the conclusion that GIS for civil protection is used mainly for managing assistance and only in a few countries for risk assessment.

According to the information provided by participants to a training workshop on the use of GIS for civil protection organised by the project in Rome, most of the civil protection authorities of the PPRD South countries are provided with GIS. However, the majority of them use GIS mainly for managing assistance, and only a few of them have set up GIS for risk assessment. Name of these countries are Albania, Algeria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Montenegro, Morocco, Occupied Palestine Territory, Turkey and Tunisia. Detail report can be obtained at https://euromed.geosdi.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=595%3Apprd-south-partner-countries-and-giss-for-civil-protection&catid=199%3Ageneral-news&Itemid=881〈=en.
Country-by-country information, which clearly illustrates the background of the prevention and preparedness component of the PPRD South Programme, have been briefly summarised in the press release.
The objective of the EUR 5 million PPRD South programme is to develop and reinforce the prevention, preparedness and response capacities of civil protection services in the Euro-Mediterranean region through increased institutional cooperation between the EU and the Mediterranean partner countries.

Source: ENPI Info Centre