Viet Nam - Institutional Strengthening Mission

As a follow-up to the technical advisory mission conducted by UN-SPIDER in Viet Nam in March 2013, UN-SPIDER conducted an Institutional Strengthening Mission, which included a workshop and simulation exercise held jointly with the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) from 10 November to 15 November 2014.

Dates: 

Mon, 10/11/2014 to Sat, 15/11/2014

Host Institution: 

Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA)

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Mission Profile: 

As a follow-up to the technical advisory mission conducted by UN-SPIDER in Viet Nam in March 2013, UN-SPIDER conducted an Institutional Strengthening Mission, which included a workshop and simulation exercise held jointly with the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) from 10 November to 15 November 2014. About 100 participants from national institutions, NGOs, and international organizations in Viet Nam, including 18 provincial disaster management officials participated. 

The topic of the event was the programme Geospatially Enabling Community Collaboration (GECCo). The purpose of the workshop was to enable government authorities to use space-based and geospatial information at the local and regional levels during a crisis, and to foster personal relationships and the exchange of knowledge required at the local and regional levels for successful collaboration during a disaster

The event was sponsored jointly by GITA and other partner organizations, including the Pacific Disaster Centre, UNDP Viet Nam, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and DigitalGlobe.

 

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