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  • To undertake quality research covering both natural and human induced disasters, with a multi-hazard approach
  • To professionalize disaster risk reduction and emergency management by developing an independent cadre of professionally trained emergency and mitigation managers.
  • To promote formal training and education for disaster management in the region.
  • To build working partnerships with the Government, universities, corporate bodies and other national and international Institutes of similar initiatives.
  • To link learning and action by building a synergy between institutions and professionals in the sector.
  • Increase public awareness to understand risk, vulnerability and disaster reduction globally.
  • Obtain commitment from public authorities to implement disaster reduction policies and actions.
  • Improve scientific knowledge about disaster reduction.
  • Establishing information platform for integrated disaster reduction and risk management