Deputy Minister for Maghreb and African affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, said Thursday (January 28, 2010) in Addis Ababa that an Agreement between Algeria and the United Nations Office has been signed for the opening of a regional supporting office for North Africa and the Sahel (UN-SPIDER). The agreement, signed with the Office’s Space Affairs Bureau, will facilitate the development and rapid use of space images for the
UN-SPIDER was invited by the Guatemalan Council of Science and Technology to participate in CONVERCIENCIA 2009, which forms part of a strategy to promote the development of science, technology and innovation within Guatemala. On an annual basis, Guatemalan scientists working abroad are invited to conduct outreach activities in the country, network with local scientists and practitioners, deliver presentation to the general public and provide advice to the National Secretariat for Science and Technology.
From 13 to 17 July 2009, UN-SPIDER conducted a technical advisory mission to Togo upon the official request of the Togolese Government to assess the existing use of space-based technology and information for