Disaster Information Volunteers

The need
Disaster data is often limited at the local level. Smaller disasters are left out and even within a large emergency, there are areas that go unheard. How do we begin bridging this gap?

How we helped
SEEDS is working in partnership with National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on a Disaster Information Volunteers (DIV) programme. The idea is to have trained and verified volunteers in every district who provide information on the disasters occurring in their area. The data is logged in a simple and easy-to-use mobile app which goes to the NDMA officer in charge of the area with the aim that timely action can be taken, if needed.

In the pilot phase, we’re working across the 13 districts in Uttarakhand.