Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA)’s National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) with technical support from Youth Innovation Lab (YI-Lab) under Department for International Development (DFID) and logistic support from Practical Action Nepal organized a two day residential workshop on Building Information Platform Against Disaster (BIPAD) system at Province 5. The workshop took place on September 25 and 26 at Butwal inviting officials from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law-Province 5 (MoIAL), 12 District Administrative Offices (DAO) and 26 Municipalities. Chief District Officers (CDO), Mayor/Sub-mayors, and Chairperson/Vice chairpersons were invited for the formal session and IT officers, computer operators/assistant computer operators, information management officers were invited as the participants for the training.
The two day workshop aimed to introduce and sensitize the participants about BIPAD system. The workshop consisted of an introduction to frontend and backend of the system, workshop on types of disaster related data available in the municipal, district and ministerial levels. Furthermore, user-testing was conducted to test the utility and user-friendliness of the system. Officials from YI-Lab and NEOC jointly conducted hands on training to use the backend of the system to input/edit/enrich data and gave a demo of sub-domains.
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