The Center was created in November 1997 under the UNDP cost-sharing project "Improvement of Turkey's Disaster Management System".

To provide consultancy and project support to domestic and international institutions with a multidisciplinary approach for mitigation of natural and manmade disasters.

To organise seminars, training courses, in-service training to officials or to community within the framework of disaster management.

Arrange research, implementation and improvement activities about disaster management.

Organise or assist to organise scientific and professional meetings about disaster management.