Twenty towns from the four (4) provinces of Northern Mindanao were trained on Risk Map preparation through the utilization of Geographic Information System (GIS) for Climate Change and Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Reduction.
The week-long training helped capacitate the local government units in coming up with their own multi-hazard and risk maps on a community level and how to gain public access to the geo-hazard maps as an important tool in disaster risk reduction and management.
GIS is used to map the location of natural hazards and vulnerable sectors and infrastructures in the society. It can also be utilized to analyze natural hazards and determine the options available to mitigate them and present the findings of these analyses and communicate plans.
The 19 municipalities and one (1) city that were capacitated in using GIS are: Camiguin – Catarman, Mahinog, Mambajao and Sagay; Lanao del Norte – Bacolod, Salvador and Tubod; Misamis Occidental – Calamba, Clarin, Plaridel, Tudela and Oroquieta City; Misamis Oriental – Alubijid, Balingasag, Lugait, Manticao, Medina, Naawan, Talisayan and Villanueva.
Last year, seven (7) municipalities and four (4) cities were trained on Geographic Information System (GIS).