The Center

Interim Unit (IU) of the South Asia Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Disaster Management Centre (SDMC) has been set up under the premise of Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management (GIDM), Village Raisan, Gandhinagar, Gujarat in November, 2016. Eight member countries, i.e. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are required to be served by the SDMC (IU).


The centre will provide policy advice, technical support on system development, capacity building services and training for holistic management of disaster risk in the SAARC region. The centre will facilitate exchange of information and expertise for effective and efficient management of disaster risk.

Annual Events Calendar: 2017-18

1Training Program on Application of Space Technology in Monitoring and Managing Risks24 - 26 May, 2017
2Program on Short Range Regional Early Warning21 - 23 June, 2017
3Training Program on Advance Search & Rescue Techniques9 - 11 August, 2017
4Training program on Disaster Resistance Construction Technologies20 - 22 September, 2017
5Training Program on Advance Flood Rescue Techniques25 - 27 October, 2017
6Workshop on Seasonal Climate Forecasts Mechanism in the Region6 - 8 December, 2017
7Training program on Mainstreaming Disaster in Infrastructure Sector8 - 12 January 2018
8Training program on Heat Wave Preparedness and Response in SAARC region8 -10 March 2018


  • Sh. P.K. Taneja, IAS (Retd.)
    SAARC Disaster Management Center (IU),
    Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management Campus,
    Village-Raysan, Gandhinagar,
    Gujarat, India
    Phone No: 0091 79 23275804
    Email :
  • Nisarg Dave
    Phone No: 0091 79 23275867
    Email :
  • Ankit Suthar
    Admin. Officer cum Sys. Manager
    Phone No: 0091 79 23275867
    Email :
  • Sumedh Patil
    Jr. Consultant
    Phone No: 0091 79 23275867
    Email :
  • Nehal Patel
    Phone No: 0091 79 23275867
    Email :