UNOOSA signs new funding agreement with Austria for UN-SPIDER
UNOOSA has finalized a new funding agreement with the Government of Austria, totalling another EUR 150,000 to the UN-SPIDER Programme. This substantial voluntary contribution will support several major activities carried out by the UN-SPIDER Programme, focusing on Technical Advisory Support (including specific support to Pacific Island countries and Africa), Outreach Activities (including the upcoming “United Nations International Expert Meeting on Crowdsource Mapping for Disaster Risk Management and Emergency Response”) and Emergency Response Support. Together with its new Austrian counterpart “Die Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft (FFG)”, which continues the work from the Ministry of Transportation, Innovation and Technology (bmvit), UN-SPIDER identified key activities to be funded and carried out aiming at helping developing countries incorporate and use space-based information for disaster management and emergency response.
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