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

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child.

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-9.44564
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159.973

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

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development organization.

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-9.44564
longitude: 
159.973

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 Extens

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-9.44564
longitude: 
159.973

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. 

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-9.44564
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159.973

Solomon Islands Ministry of Infrastructure Development

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

latitude: 
-9.44564
longitude: 
159.973

Solomon Islands National Geographic Information Centre

The National Geographic Information Centre of the Solomon Islands provide geographic information and mapping products and services.

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-9.44564
longitude: 
159.973

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.

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-9.44564
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159.973

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

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-9.44564
longitude: 
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.

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.

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