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A training programme named ‘Post Disaster (Earthquake) Rapid Damage Assessment’ was held at Yangon, Myanmar on 28 March – 2 April 2017. Its objective was to build capacity for rapid damage assessment using geospatial and earth observation technologies.
The Centre for Space Science Technology and Education for Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP), UN-HABITAT, and UN-SPIDER conducted the training course entitled ‘Post Disaster (Earthquake) Rapid Damage Assessment’. It was held in Yangon, Myanmar, from 28 March to 2 April 2017.
The objective was to enhance Myanmar's capacity for rapid damage assessment in case of earthquakes using geospatial and Earth observation technologies.
‘Post Disaster (Earthquake) Rapid Damage Assessment’ training in Myanmar
A powerful cyclone has hit the north-eastern coast of Australia. It made landfall in Queensland on 28 March 2017. With winds up to 263km/h, it was first assessed as a category 4 storm, and then it was downgraded to category 2 when moving inland. On 29 March, the authorities warned that a 1,300 kilometer stretch of the north-eastern coast is at dangerous risk of flooding.
From 27 February to 2 March 2017, World Vision, Oxfam, the University of Auckland in New Zealand and the National Disaster Management Office of the Solomon Islands organized the “Information Management in Disaster Risk Management Decision Making” workshop in Honiara, Solomon Islands. It was hosted by National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) of the Solomon Islands.
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"Information Management in Disaster Risk Management Decision Making” workshop was conducted from 27 February to 2 March 2017 in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Information Management in Disaster Risk Management Decision Making workshop in Solomon Islands
The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of South Sudan officially launched the South Sudan Geoportal in Juba on 28 February 2017. The geoportal serves as a platform that facilitates creation, sharing and use of geospatial data. The objective is to enhance the capacity of South Sudan government agencies and non-governmental institutions in geospatial data creation, sharing and management.