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Solomon Islands National Disaster Management Office (NDMO)

The mission of the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) of Solomon Islands is to provide leadership in the development and maintenance of measures to support communities in reducing their ris

latitude: 
-9.44564
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159.973

Solomon Islands - Technical Advisory Mission

Dates: 
Mon, 24/09/2012 - Fri, 28/09/2012
Advisory Mission Facts
Mission details
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.
Host Institution: 
National Disaster Management Office (NDMO)
Mission Team: 
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.
Mission Profile: 
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.

AMCDRR: Bangkok declaration on disaster risk reduction

Conference on Disaster Risk Management

Recognizing the achievements of the 2005-2015 Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) and development of the post 2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (HFA2), members of the Delegations attending th

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 27/06/2014 - 13:23
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13.7279
longitude: 
100.524

Pacific Island Countries GIS/RS User Conference: "Empowering Pacific Communities through improved Geospatial Data"

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Suva
Basic Information
Date: 
24/11/2014 - 28/11/2014
Venue: 
Multipurpose Theater, Japan Pacific ICT Centre on Laucala Campus
Venue Country: 
Fiji
Language of event: 
English

Since the inception of Pacific GIS/RS User Conference in 1999, this annual event has attracted a lot of participants.

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-18.1416
longitude: 
178.442

UNESCAP: Workshop on geo-referenced Disaster Risk Management concluded

Fires in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam seen from space

From 20 to 22 February, ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) held a regional workshop on geo-referenced disaster risk management information systems for So

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 26/02/2013 - 08:39
latitude: 
13.7522
longitude: 
100.494

Regional Workshop on Geo-referenced Disaster Risk Management Information System for South-east and East Asia, and the Pacific

Time and Duration
Venue City: 
Bangkok
Basic Information
Date: 
20/02/2013 - 22/02/2013
Venue Country: 
Thailand
Event Organisers: 

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Language of event: 
English
UNESCAP

This meeting will be held from 20 to 22 February 2012 in Bangkok, as a follow-up activity to the Expert Group Meeting on Geo-reference Disaster Risk Management System in Asia-Pacific Regio

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13.7522
longitude: 
100.494

Fiji: International Charter again activated in the context of Cyclone Evan

After two activations of the International Charter "Space and Major

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 18/12/2012 - 17:12
latitude: 
-17.7134
longitude: 
178.065

UN: Asia-Pacific suffering 80 percent of global losses due to disasters

The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report (APDR) 2012 found that, from 1970 to 2010, the average number of people at risk from yearly flooding in Asia-Pacific more than doubled from 29.5 million to 63.8 mi

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 23/10/2012 - 14:43

UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Solomon Islands concluded

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.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 08/10/2012 - 08:58
latitude: 
-9.43038
longitude: 
159.948

July 2011

Issue Date: 
Fri, 05/08/2011

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