In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the Federal University of Technology, Minna and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), our mandate covers the following.i. Provision of Postgraduate Diploma and Master of Science (M.Sc) professional programmes in Disaster Risk Studies and Development Studies
(ii. Assisting NEMA in training and research in the areas of disaster risk management and development studies and other projects identifiable and of relevance to the objective of NEMA mandate.
(iii. Establishment of baseline information for Disaster Risk Management and Development, including disaster and risk profiles, national policies, strategies, capacities, resources and programmes.
(iv. Identifying trends, gaps, concerns and challenges and setting forth accepted priority areas in DRM & DS.
(v. Assisting NEMA in the development of tools for; advocating the urgent need for development or adopting policies and legislations for DRR, benchmarking progress made in promotion of DRR and its mainstreaming
developing result-oriented work plans for NEMA to coordinate lessons learned and good practices, and sharing the findings at national, regional and international levels (through NEMA).
(vi. Working with NEMA to development research and training programmes to cover the broad spectrum of activities in the DRM cycle especially meeting the capacity development needs of NEMA, State Emergency Management Agencies (SEMAs), MDAs and the general public to develop a culture of disaster resilience. In line with existing commitments under the HFA, the Centre will run approved curricula on DRM at the professional Certificate and postgraduate levels while liaising with relevant University units to initiate Bachelor’s degree programmes
(vii. Working with international (Sub-regional, regional and global), partners to deliver research competencies in support of DRR in Nigeria.