Solomon Islands

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in Solomon Islands

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child. Together with their partners, UNICEF works to translate that commitment into practical action, especially for the most disadvantaged children.

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Fiji Multi-Country Office

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development organization. It advocates for change and connects the Pacific to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP Fiji Multi-Country Office covers 10 countries - Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Read more: UNDP Fiji

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Solomon Islands Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources

The Department of Fisheries and Marine Resources is responsible for Fisheries and Marine Resources, Aquaculture, Research on fisheries resources with potential for development, and Fisheries Extension Services.

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Solomon Islands School of Natural Resources

The Solomon Islands School of Natural Resources (SNR) is part of the Honiara Solomon Islands College of Higher Education. 

Website: http://www.sinu.edu.sb/SNRAS/snrasHome.html

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Solomon Islands Ministry of Infrastructure Development

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Infrastructure Development deals with the development of important infrastructures to support development.

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Solomon Islands National Geographic Information Centre

The National Geographic Information Centre of the Solomon Islands provide geographic information and mapping products and services. The centre demonstrates the importance of having good quality maps of all types and geographic reports to support national planning and economic development.

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Solomon Islands Ministry of Mines

The Energy Division of the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification of Solomon Islands is responsible for legal and regulatory development and institutional strengthening.

More informations: psmines [at] pmc.gov.sb

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Solomon Islands National Disaster Management Office (NDMO)

The mission of the National

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Solomon Islands - Technical Advisory Mission

At the request of the Government of the Solomon Islands, UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) from 24 to 28 September 2012. The goal was to evaluate the current and potential use of space-based information in all the aspects of Disaster management and strengthen disaster risk management in the country by providing better access to space-based information for disaster risk reduction as well as response.

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Mon, 24/09/2012 to Fri, 28/09/2012

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National Disaster Management Office (NDMO)

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The mission was headed by two experts from UN-SPIDER and included experts from UNEP, UNDP, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), York University, Planet Action, the China National Space Administration and the Regional Centre for Mapping and Resources Development (RCMRD), which is one of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices in Africa.

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The mission began with pre-TAM discussions of the mission team with the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) of Solomon Islands. The mission team visited several offices during the first three days. These meetings provided an insight to these agencies' roles in the national disaster management processes with an emphasis on space-based and geospatial information. Additionally, a one day workshop was conducted, which was attended by 25 persons from the government departments, UN agencies, NGOs and private companies involved in using geospatial technologies for disaster management. The workshop included presentations from various Solomon Islands Government departments and the mission experts. The second half of the workshop was dedicated to a brainstorming session inviting the participants to contribute to improving the use of space technologies in disaster management. The workshop was effective in generating awareness and getting valuable inputs to strengthen space technology in disaster management. On the last day, the TAM team briefed the Director of NDMO on their findings, which led to a discussion about follow up actions in the near future. The observations and recommendations will be compiled in the form of a report which will be shared with the Solomon Islands Government and UN organisations.

Solomon Islands: International Charter and Sentinel Asia provide maps and imagery for flood response

satellite image of flood affected areas in the Solomon islands

The International Charter: Space and Major

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