Philippines: NEDA urges use of GIS for disaster risk reduction

Philippines: NEDA urges use of GIS for disaster risk reduction

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Philippines: The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has urged all Local Government Units to prioritise establishing their own Geographic Information System (GIS) to mainstream disaster risk reduction in planning.

Regional Director Milagros A. Rimando said the Regional Geographic Information Network (RGIN) aims to establish a more systematic and organised sharing of geographically referenced information. She said the geographic information from the different municipalities will be incorporated to the information available to the RGIN.

“There are other vital uses of GIS in our RGIN but we are now focusing in mainstreaming disaster risk reduction, climate change adapatation in local government planning and descision-making processes”, Rimando said.

Source: PIA