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Back to back with the “United Nations International Conference on Space‐based Technologies for

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21/10/2014 to 22/10/2014

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Capacity Building Programme on Space technology for Flood & Drought Risk Mapping and Assessment

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The training programme was led by experts of UN-SPIDER, Delta University (United States), the Asia-Pacific Regional Office of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the University of Twente (Netherlands), the International Water Management Institute and the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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25 participants took part in the course: Mid-level managers and technical staff of agencies involved in disaster management and hazard mapping, disaster related education, infrastructure development, disaster forecasting and warning provider, disaster response, natural resource management. Participants came both from member countries of APSCO (Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization) and country partners of UN‐SPIDER.

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The course focused on disaster risk assessment (especially flood and drought), relief needs assessment, situation analysis, early warning systems, and international standards related to disaster prevention and mitigation. The objective of the training was to strengthen the capacity of the national agencies to use geospatial technologies for flood and drought management. It provided an insight on the use of satellite images and spatial information in flood and drought risk management by providing hands‐on training on using spatial data for risk mapping, flood modelling and rapid mapping (damage assessment). Thus, the training demonstrated the use of space based information in the entire cycle of flood management. The participants benefited from the experience sharing by experts from the centres of excellence, demonstration of the best practices in various countries and practical sessions on the software tools. The full programme is available here.

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Beihang University

Beihang University was previously known as the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. It is located in Beijing, People's Republic of China, and focuses on high level technological and scientific research.

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China - International Training Course

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From 27 to 31 October 2013, the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office organized a capacity building programme in Beijing, China to strengthen the capacity of the countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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27/10/2013 to 31/10/2013

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Capacity Building Programme for Flood and Drought Mapping

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The training course was supported from experts from the UN-SPIDER Beijing Office, the University of Twente (Netherlands), the International Water Management Institute (Sri Lanka) and NDRCC.

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26 participants from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cameroon, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, Pakistan, Peru, Thailand, Turkey and Viet Nam attended the training.

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During the training course, hands-on sessions were offered on flood risk assessment, global and regional flood risk monitoring, remote sensing based flood risk models and drought monitoring and risk assessment. The training course was organized back-to-back with the United Nations International Conference on Disaster Risk Identification, Assessment and Monitoring, which took place from 23 to 25 October 2013 in Beijing.

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National Disaster Reduction Centre of China (NDRCC)

NDRCC is the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China.

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China and Russia to cooperate on navigation satellite systems

Artist's rendering of navigation satellites orbiting Earth.

On 30 June 2014, China and Russia have signed an agreement on the cooperation with regards to navigation satellite systems, as globalpost reported. The memorandum of understanding was signed by the China Satellite Navigation Office and Russian Federal Space Agency on the sidelines of the on-going China-Russia expo in Harbin, China.

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Wed, 02/07/2014 - 17:13

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UN-SPIDER contributes to seminar of International Civil Defence Organisation

ICDO organizes a variety of events all over the world including training courses

UN-SPIDER participated in the International Seminar on Application of Communication Technology in Disaster Reduction and Prevention organized by the International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO) in Suzhou, China from 26 to 29 May 2014.

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Fri, 30/05/2014 - 11:19

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UN-SPIDER participates in International Symposium of Integrated Disaster Risk Governance

UN-SPIDER's Shirish Ravan during his presentation

On 8 and 9 May 2014, UN-SPIDER participated in the International Symposium of Integrated

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Wed, 14/05/2014 - 16:23

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Apply now: United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for Disaster Management "Multi-hazard Disaster Risk Assessment"

Apply now to the United Nations International Conference

The application phase for the “United Nations International Conference on Space-based Technologies for

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Apply now: UN-SPIDER International Conference in Beijing

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ICIMOD and China strengthen ties

Signing a Memorandum of Understanding between CAST and ICIMOD

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Nepal, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) are strengthening their collaboration. In early April, Prof Bai Chunli, CAS, and an eight-member delegation visited ICIMOD to discuss ways to strengthen the collaboration between the two institutions.

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Mon, 28/04/2014 - 17:06

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UN-SPIDER participates in training for International Charter Space and Major Disasters

Participants of the Project Manager training course

Two UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER experts participated in the Project Manager (PM) training for the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters from 10 to 11 April in Beijing, China.

The PM training is one of the most important efforts to improve the effective operation of the Charter mechanism. The aim of the training was to provide a deeper understanding of the whole process of coordinating Charter activations to effectively take advantage of this mechanism during emergencies.

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