To build capacity of frontliners and key technical institutions involved in disaster management, a six-day ‘Training on Drones for Emergency Preparedness and Response’, organized by the Department of Disaster Risk Management in collaboration with the World Food Programme (WFP), began today.
The training, first of its kind for Bhutan, will provide theoretical sessions followed by a two-day practical session in Thimphu.
The practical session will be carried out at Namseling, Thimphu, where officials from the Nepal Flying Labs will simulate a disaster scenario. Nepal Flying Lab is a member of WeRobotics Flying Labs Network, a non-profit social enterprise in Nepal which builds capacity in drones and associated data products in various humanitarian sectors.
As the apex coordination agency for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is committed to strengthening emergency preparedness and response capacities of relevant agencies.