What is GEMEx

The Guwahati Emergency Management Exercise (GEMEx 2012) is a week-long preparedness exercise which is being conducted by the State Government and scheduled between 29th October and 4th November 2012. This exercise is designed to harness the strengths and capabilities of the State emergency responders, educational institutions, hospitals, humanitarian agencies etc as they prepare to meet the urban catastrophes of the city of Guwahati.

The initiative is planned by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority in collaboration with National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India and the support of  United Nations Children’s’ Fund. The exercise is conducted in association with a number of leading Private and Humanitarian Institutions and International faculty.

This is a rigorous five days long event with twelve parallel tracks to be held   at Cotton College State University for the first four days of the event. The fourth day would be a table-top exercise followed by a massive major incident - simulation drill and a “hotwash” on the last day.