Assessment of CAPRA Project in Thimphu

[EN] The purpose of this mission was to assess the progress made by the different working groups involved in the CAPRA project in Thimphu (Bhutan). In the frame of the present Technical Assistance Program (TAP) the main objectives for the stakeholders are to learn on how to use and operate CAPRA software and to reinforce collaboration and ties between them. We met the three working groups (exposure, vulnerability, hazard) and we discussed the various issues they are faced with while using CAPRA software and compiling the required data. We worked with them to overcome some of these technical issues and to coordinate with the ERN team (Mexico). We also assessed the state of geoportal projects in Bhutan and possible ways to introduce GeoNode in the country.

Reference

Bertrand Lefebvre, Assessment of CAPRA Project in Thimphu, World Bank, 2013, 11 p.

CAPRA Project and GIS infrastructure in Bhutan

[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.

Reference

Bertrand Lefebvre, CAPRA Project and GIS infrastructure in Bhutan, World Bank, 2013, 11 p.