El Salvador

Expert Mission to El Salvador in July 2016

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Mon, 11/07/2016 to Wed, 13/07/2016

Host Institution: 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador

Mission Expert: 

Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon, UN-SPIDER

Mission Profile: 

The mission was conducted as part of the activities of the project entitled "Strengthening Early Warning Systems for Drought" (SEWS-D).   The mission was used to discuss advances regarding the project, and to conduct the first meeting of the technical, inter-institutional team that UN-SPIDER suggested during its Technical Advisory Mission that was conducted in April 2014.   The proposed team is being established by the General Directorate of Civil Protection of El Salvador.

The opprtunity was used to update members of the Civil Protection Directorate and of the Environmental Observatory of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources regarding updates in the Recommended Practices on the drought indices that have been developed by UN-SPIDER and to provide the updated maps of the SVi and the VCI.

Mission Outcome: 

The mission facilitated:

- The establishment of the technical, interinstitutional team to contribute to disaster risk reduction, preparedness and emergency response efforts through the generation of space-based information;

- The delivery of updated maps of the VCI and the SVI, which now include the procedure to mask out those pixels which are covered by clouds;

- Follow-up efforts in El Salvador regarding the SEWS-D project.

UN-SPIDER conducts an Expert Mission to El Salvador

Representatives of Ministries and UN-SPIDER during the Expert Mission to El Salvador

On 9 and 10 July 2015, UN-SPIDER conducted an Expert Mission to El Salvador under the coordination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador as a follow-up to the Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) which was conducted in April 2014. The Expert Mission included several meetings with representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Environment and Natural Resources, Public Works, Public Health, and Interior.

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in El Salvador

The United Nations Program for Development is the agency of the UN system, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP operates in 177 countries and territories, working with governments and people to help them find their own solutions to global and national development challenges. UNDP has worked in El Salvador since 1975 and established cooperation programmes in line with national priorities.

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University of El Salvador

The University of El Salvador was founded on Feb. 16, 1841. Approximately 20,000 undergraduate student are enrolled and more than 8,000 graduate students.

It is composed of various Faculties and Schools including the Faculty of History, Geography & Tourism and the Faculty of Science and Technology.

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El Salvador National Geographic Institute (IGCN)

The National Geographic and Land Registry Institute in El Salvador (ICGN) aims to develop the official maps folowing the territorial delimitation with neighboring countries, departments and municipalities in the country. In addition, the Institute develops cartographic maps that display geographic information including contours, water bodies and rivers, and demarcation of coastal areas.

IGCN is an agency of the National Records Center responsible for research and geographical studies including the development of cartographic and cadastral maps.

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El Salvador Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of El Salvador (Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería - MAG) governs all activities carried out by the State in regard to agriculture and livestock and with regard to fishing and aquaculture. As in all countries, this Ministry is responsible for promoting the export of agricultural produce in combination with the support of agriculture for local consumption and subsistence agriculture which is typical in developing countries.

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El Salvador Ministry of Public Health (MINSAL)

The Government of El Salvador has established the Ministry of Public Health (Ministerio de Salud Pública - MINSAL) with the goal of ensuring public health of the citizens of the country and to enable various activities that fall within the responsibility of the State in the context of public health and social care.

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El Salvador Ministry of Public Works, Transport, Housing and Urban Development (MOP)

The Ministry of Public Works, Transport, Housing and Urban Development (Ministerio de Obras Públicas, Transporte, Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano - MOP) is responsible for all public roads in El Salvador. The Ministry encourages good land management to promote better structured development. The Land Information System built is among the most important projects that MOP has implemented.

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El Salvador Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN)

El Salvador's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) has the mandate to be the head of the national environmental management in El Salvador: It is a respected institution that vigorously promotes civic culture of environmental risk reduction and works for the environmental

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El Salvador Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador's mission is to exercise diplomatic relations open to the world, promote development and cooperation; consular relations and promote the protection of the rights of Salvadorans abroad.

Its main activities include regional integration, development cooperation, economic relations and institutional strengthening.

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