Mission

The mission is to train highly skilled personnel at the post-graduate level and to conduct result oriented researches on Disaster Risk Reduction with a view to building human capacity and the required data base for achieving a sustainable DRR in Nigeria.

Vision

Our vision is to become a reputable Centre of excellence in research and development in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction at the national, regional and international levels.

Values

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.

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About Us


That disaster management is every man’s business is a global slogan and that it is interdisciplinary in approach. Every year, more than 200 million people worldwide are affected by disasters such as droughts, floods, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides and other natural phenomena. Part of the global efforts at tackling the menace of disasters are the lunching of the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction on the 22nd December 1989 (through resolution 44/236 of the United Nations General Assembly) and the World Conference on Disaster Reduction held in Kobe, Japan in January 2005. Particularly, the 2005 conference addressed the need to reduce vulnerabilities to risk and hazards by building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters. The Hyogo Framework for Action adopted at the Japan conference set the guidelines for the reduction of vulnerability to hazards and emphasized the mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) into everyday decision and development activities with a view to substantially reducing disaster related losses by 2015.

One of the key measures of DRR is capacity building through public education and awareness raising. Thus, nations across the world have adopted measures to build human capacity and community resilience through the mainstreaming of DRR into the education curriculum at different levels. In line with this global trend, the Nigerian government, through the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has taken several initiatives to mainstream DRR into her education curriculum at the primary, secondary and the tertiary levels. One of such bold initiatives is the establishment of the Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies (CDRM&DS) at the Federal University of Technology, Minna.

The Centre
The Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies (CDRM&DS) is a training, research and development unit under the office of the vice chancellor. It was established in June 2009, following a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Federal University of Technology, Minna. The establishment of the Centre is part of the global efforts to reduce the risks of natural and man-induced disasters that are threatening the sustenance of development efforts. Since its establishment, the Centre has commenced training and research activities. The main focus of our activities is Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) as adopted by the Hyogo Framework for Action which set the guidelines for the reduction of vulnerability to hazards and emphasized the mainstreaming of DRR into everyday decision and development activities. The overall goal is to substantially reduce disaster related losses in human settlements across the globe.

The Director

Dukiya, J.J

Dukiya, J.J. is a holder of BURP from the University of Nigeria in 1992; M.Tech. and Ph.D in Remote Sensing Applications from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (MITP), member Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transportation Nigeria (MCILTn) He is the pioneer head of the Department of Transport Management Technology (TMT) and Deputy Dean of the School of Management and Entrepreneurship Technology (2009-2017), former head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, School of Environmental Technology (SET), and presently the Director of Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. He is a resource person to the Nigeria Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) among others. He has many peer reviewed journal publications to his credit at national and international level, and has attended many international conferences. Google search for the name will give more detail.

Our Staff

Samsideen Ojoye
Gbenga Morenikeji

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i. Provision of Postgraduate Diploma Certificate course, 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,
iii. 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

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Please you can reach us using the following contact:

Federal University of Technology Minna
Gidan Kwanu Campus, Bida Road.
P.M.B 65, Bosso.
Nigeria.
cdrmds@futminna.edu.ng
Phone: 08031853099

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