[EN] The purpose of this mission was to identify capacity gaps related to Geographic Information System (GIS) for short and long-term development of a disaster risk assessment platform (CAPRA) in Bhutan. GIS infrastructure plays a central role in the use and development of CAPRA platform. Government agencies involved in CAPRA program were met to evaluate their GIS infrastructure and technical capacity and their data sharing policy and practice. While GIS infrastructure and technical capacity are in place, government agencies still lack appropriate regulation and practice in data sharing. The introduction of GeoNode, a World Bank-supported platform, could supplement CAPRA software for its long-term development.
Bertrand Lefebvre, CAPRA Project and GIS infrastructure in Bhutan, World Bank, 2013, 11 p.