In June 2011, UN-SPIDER conducted a Technical Advisory Mission in Cameroon following the request by the Government of Cameroon, represented by the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization, Department of Civil Protection. The goal was to assess the use of space-based technology and information for
Le Centre Régional Africain des Sciences et Technologies de l’Espace en Langue Française (CRASTE-LF) is a tanning and research institute in the field of space-based technologies, which was established under United Nations sponsorship in Morocco in October 1998.
Its mainly objectives are the promotion of the utilization of space-based science and technology and the development related national and regional capacity. Thirteen Africa countries are current members of CRASTE-LF.