About Us

Welcome to GeoHazards Society

GeoHazards Society (GHS) is a not-for-profit organisation working towards disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation by making the country´s most vulnerable communities safer from various hazards, through preparedness and mitigation. We actively seek to provide cohesive and clear assistance to build disaster resilience in hazard-prone communities on the line of global efforts and commitments such as Climate Change (COP 21), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. We have worked extensively to help improve disaster resilience of the vulnerable communities in various states in the country such as Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Assam, Maharashtra, Kerala, etc. Our experience includes substantive multi-year projects working closely with major agencies national and subnational agencies of India and neighboring countries as well as the World Bank, WHO, bilateral and UN agencies. Along with its international partner organisation, GeoHazards International (GHI – www.geohaz.org), the organisation has been involved in numerous training and capacity building programs for communities, health professionals, engineers, corporate offices, and school administrators in India, Nepal, Myanmar, and Bhutan. (Download GHS Brochure).

Central to GHS´successful contribution to the field of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and Climate Change, we have a strong partnership with GHI and the group of core members who are specialists in the field with strong linkages to Government Organizations and civil society. Having worked towards risk mitigation for many years, GHS members have seen the effects of disasters and the difference made by preparedness and mitigation. GHS strives to encourage preparedness and mitigation at all levels of society including Government departments, schools, hospitals, corporate sectors, and communities at large.

Mission Statement

To work towards making the country’s most vulnerable communities safer from geological, climate-related and other hazards, through preparedness and mitigation.

Aims and Objectives

  • To work towards reducing death and suffering–particularly among children—due to natural hazards in the most vulnerable communities through preparedness and mitigation.
  • To help reduce disaster losses by helping vulnerable communities recognize their risk and the methods to manage it.
  • To help identify and promote strategies, potential practices and programs that support comprehensive school safety.
  • To help, educate and empower communities by enhancing their understanding about potential risks and safety measures through training and capacity building programs.
  • To promote disaster safety in the vulnerable communities by developing awareness and safety practices.
  • To assist in building a safer and disaster resilient India by partnering with the Government in developing holistic, pro-active, multi-disaster and technology-driven strategies for disaster risk reduction through collective efforts of all Government Agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations. 

Vision

A safer, disaster-resilient India with self-reliant prepared communities whose development will not be affected by disastrous events.

Governing Principles/ Values

  • Leadership: lateral and from the front.
  • Excellence: Strive hard to do whatever we do.
  • Professionalism: Follow the skills, methods and standards as per requirement.
  • Accountability: for what we do and what we do not do.
  • Neutrality: Service to all sectors of society irrespective of their category.