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Our practices include disaster prevention, mitigation and management, environmental investigations and risk assessment, technology integration including application of Remotely Sensing/GIS techniques and methodologies, emergency response action plans, capacity enhancement including leadership development, lean & six sigma training, and knowledge transfer.

DGI also provides alternative energy solutions and healthcare support during complex emergencies and help large medical and trauma care facilities in the preparation of preparedness action plans and continued medical education/training. As part of development programs, we conduct exchange programs and trade missions to promote technology and knowledge transfer and stage networking mechanisms and create win-win for professionals and organizations.

DISASTER PREVENTION & MITIGATION/NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Disasters often cause severe damage to economies and impact development of nations, particularly in the developing world. Devastating losses from natural disasters derail the pace of sustained economic development and lead to significant drain on domestic resources already scarce in many developing nations. The consequent human loss and suffering along with capita is particularly substantial in the underprivileged strata of the population.

The impact of disasters can be reduced and/or prevented through structural (engineering) measures and non-structural (policy intervention) measures. The implemented measures can reduce vulnerabilities within risk limits. Due to the lack of technical know-how and financial resources, many developing nations do not have disaster mitigation plans and targeted designed strategies to implement in the event of great adversities (earthquake in Haiti and floods in Pakistan). It is therefore, imperative that resources and budgets be allocated for disasters and establish institutional and capacity enhancement for disaster planning and management. Sustainable development must go hand in hand with disaster reduction, prevention, planning, management, mitigation, and capacity enhancement.

In order to succeed in avoiding preventable natural and anthropogenic disasters and responding effectively to those that occur beyond the affected communities' control, it must be a shared responsibility of both the public and private sectors. However, plans and strategies must be developed at regional and national levels to conquer sustainable development with strong will and involvement of legislative and implementing bodies. Environmental degradation is exacerbating the impact of natural processes and global warming may increase the incidence of catastrophic natural events.

DGI provides the following services in disaster reduction, prevention, management, and environmental arenas:

• Flood, Fire and Seismic Hazards

• Slope Instability/Movements/Landslides

• Drought/Desertification

• Water Resources Development & Management

• Environmental Assessments/Investigation

• Risk Assessment and Vulnerability Analysis

• Emergency Response Action Plans

CAPACITY ENHANCEMENT

Capacity enhancement through training and leadership development at all levels of business processes and institutional development is indispensable for growing economies.

Leadership Development

Leadership is a process that involves establishing direction, and aligning, inspiring, and empowering people. Leadership is demonstrating the ability to have people follow you, make modifications in situational strategy and expectations, lead by motivating others with clear communication, and building consensus to ensure success.

Leadership creates and harnesses the energy of people, gives them direction, and synchronizes their efforts. It is the leading indicator of an organization’s prospects, unlike financial results that portray only where the organization has already been. We believe that leadership is learned and every leader is unique and can provide the vision, lead staff, and accomplish envisioned goals under different set of situations, circumstances, and environments.

DGI provides the following services in the capacity enhancement arenas:

• Leadership Development and Training

• Lean & Six Sigma Training and Consulting

• Technology and Knowledge Transfer

DGI promotes the concept of "strength-based leadership" that recognizes the fact that there are several aspects of leadership, including personality, skills, experience, creativity, personal integrity, initiative, and the operating environment. Strength based leadership means that the leaders should seek an understanding of their own strengths, weaknesses, and with this understanding, find their own unique leadership approach. DGI helps executives at all levels explore their own strengths (and weaknesses) and their impacts on their leadership style, people they manage, organization, and its bottom line.

Among several other issues, we instill the following principal concepts in our consulting and training programs geared towards mid and senior management:

 

What leaders really do and why?

Practices of Exemplary Leadership including EI & Styles

Building high performance teams through effective leadership

Levels of leadership one must pass through

Ethical dimensions of leadership

Root causes of executive failure and its impact on organization

Understanding of cultural aspects and its implication on leadership success

Lean and Six Sigma Training and Consulting

Our Lean & Six Sigma consulting is geared towards process improvement and cost reduction in the operational sectors of development. Lean and Six Sigma are disciplines when deployed effectively, which can lead to greater client satisfaction and an improved bottom line. The application of Six Sigma tools have been credited for saving Fortune 500 companies hundreds of millions of dollars.

We provide White Belt, one-day overview of Lean and Six Sigma and how it can help the organization, Yellow and Green Belts, and 5-day trainings (2 Yellow Belt and 3 for Green Belt). Green Belt certification requires the completion of a project. Black Belts include 5-day trainings after the successful completion of Green Belt. Black Belt certification requires the completion of a final project.

Our Master Black Belts include 10-days of intensive trainings after successful completion of Black Belt. The Master Black Belt certification requires teaching or training experience and at least one Black Belt project.

TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION

Utilization of modern technologies and methodologies is essential to effectively minimize vulnerabilities. DGI provides the following services to incorporate technologies in the disaster reduction, prevention and mitigation arenas:

 

  • Geographic Information System (GIS)

• Remote Sensing (air-and-satellite borne)

Data/Image Acquisition, Interpretation & Mapping, Scenario Modeling

• Information Technology & Disaster Recovery Planning

• Data Processing & Early Warning Systems

• Process Re-engineering

We offer state-of-the-art equipment and experience to generate valuable input necessary for development. DGI works with institutions in the US, Europe, and Asia and cooperates on projects to provide tailored services to our clients.

 

RENEWABLE RESOURCES & ALTERNATIVE ENERGY IN DISASTERS

In many developing countries, electricity is generated, transmitted, distributed, and retail supplied by vertically integrated public sector utilities. Many nations face significant challenges in revamping the network responsible for the supply of electricity. While some governments claim credit for overseeing a turnaround in their economies through a comprehensive recovery, they fail to oversee a similar improvement in the quality of the network for electricity supply for economic development.

The failure to meet the demand is indicative of challenges to development and prosperity. The shortage of needed electricity and water further accentuates the already painful situation amidst a natural disaster. DGI partners with some of the best manufacturers of solar panels, batteries, and other peripherals. DGI provides the following services in the alternative energy arena:

• Design & Engineering

• Procurement

• Installation

• Maintenance

MEDICAL CARE MANAGEMENT IN DISASTERS

The sufferings and trauma caused by natural disasters can be immense and require experienced care-givers and experts to reflect swiftly. DGI provides medical care for the affected communities before, during, and after natural disasters. Our services include, but are not limited to:

• Training, Mentoring, Support, and Outreach

• Health Support During & After Disaster

• Hospital Disaster Preparedness Action Plan

• Innovation & Technology Integration

• Continued Medical Education- Internal & Emergency Medicine

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