Directorate: Early Warnings and Capability Management Systems
The NDMC's Directorate Early Warnings and Capability Management Systems is located within the Chief Directorate: Information Technology, Intelligence and Information Management Systems. The unit's purpose is to promote, develop, evaluate and maintain the National Risk and Vulnerability Profile, Disaster Management Early Warning Systems, Geographic Information and Capability systems.
The unit is currently responsible for three main key initiatives within the organization, namely: the updating and maintenance of a Geographic Information Systems (GIS), to develop and maintain an early warning platforms and its subsequent dissemination, and the ability to conduct national risk profiling in terms of identify hazards, specifying categories of vulnerability and gaining an understanding of the capacity/ resources to respond. In fulfilling these roles the directorate is able to provide a decision support platform to the disaster management continuum.