JICA Training Program: Capacity Development for Flood Risk Management with IFAS

Water-related disasters, such as floods, have been on an upward trend throughout the world. Particularly in developing countries, it is urgent to take measures for flood disasters, which cause large-scale damage in many cases.

This training program was launched in FY2012 and designed to provide opportunity for meteorologists, river administrators and disaster management officers in flood-vulnerable developing countries to learn the use of the Integrated Flood Analysis System (IFAS), developed and upgraded by ICHARM. The other important purposes are to learn about disaster management and evacuation plans and flood response cases in Japan, and to develop an action plan for local flood management of flood-vulnerable areas in the participants’ countries. These training activities aim to enhance individual flood-coping capacities and eventually to contribute to flood damage mitigation in the countries.


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