UN-SPIDER Newsletter January 2009

Issue Date: 
Fri, 30/01/2009
UN-SPIDER Newsletter January 2009

                                           UN-SPIDER NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2009 Vol. 1/09
In this isuue:

Technical Advisory

  • UN-SPIDER Provides Advisory Support to Burkina Faso Ministries
  • Conducts Technical Advisory Mission to help nation integrate space-based information capacities and services

Disaster Management

  • UN-SPIDER Staff Continue to Link Disaster Managers with Satellite Operators
  • International Charter mechanism activated three times recently at the request of UNOOSA on behalf of disaster managers

Horizontal Coordination

  • UNOOSA to Co-Chair UN Geographic Information Working Group
  • Priority areas of the incoming Co-Chairs to include: increasing UNGIWG participation by experts in the UN System and strengthening UNGIWG links with other UN structures
  • UN-SPIDER will continue to work with Burkina Faso in order to move forward with the insights gained
  • UN-SPIDER Strengthens Collaboration with Bonn-based UN Agencies and Organizations

Outreach

  • Kuwait Involves UN-SPIDER in Regional Geo-informatics and Disaster Conference
  • Government authorities increasingly aware of the need to acquire appropriate geospatial and space-based information
  • UN-SPIDER Shares Experiences with UN Editors Group
  • African Outreach Activities Receive Support from UN-SPIDER
     
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