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Secretariat for Vulnerability Issues of the Presidency of El Salvador (SAV)

The State of El Salvador has established in 2011 the Secretariat for Vulnerability Issues of the Presidency of El Salvador (SAV) with the mandate to implement actions necessary to prevent and eradi


Earth Observation of night time lights for flood risk management

River Nile and its Delta hosting two of the biggest cities in Egypt

Flood is one of the most common geohazards, which also costs most devastation to society.

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Wed, 19/03/2014 - 15:10

Scientific data helps create seismic hazard maps

Fault lines in Los Angeles region , showing possible high risk seismic zones

The newly created Southern California Earthquake Center has build up a data base of the region’s seismographic nature in hope to prevent devastating events like in the 1989 San Francisco 6.7

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Fri, 17/01/2014 - 14:30

New edition of Global Climate Risk Index

Climate Risk Index may serve as a red flag for the most vulnerable regions

In November 2013 Germanwatch published the 9th edition of the Global Climate Risk Index for which the most recent data available —from 1993 to 2012— were taken into account.

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Tue, 12/11/2013 - 14:50

Myanmar - National Training Course

As a follow-up to a Technical Advisory Mission to Myanmar in March 2013, UN-SPIDER and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) jointly organized the national training

26/11/2012 - 30/11/2012
Title of Training: 
Geo-informatics for Disaster Risk Management
Experts from UN-SPIDER and ICIMOD as well as invited experts from Wuhan University, China and the Myanmar Information Management Unit.
Target Group: 
Twenty participants from various line ministries and departments involved in supporting disaster risk management and emergency response in Myanmar attended the training course. Key officials from the following departments/agencies were among the participants: Relief and Rehabilitation Department (RRD), Department of Water Research and Improvement of River Systems (DWRIRS), Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU), Fire Services Department (FSD), Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), Natural Resources Utilization Department (NUD), Public Works Department (PWD), Irrigation Department (ID), Forest Department (FD), Rural Development Department (RDD) and the General Administration Department (GAD).
Training Profile: 
The participants were introduced to the concepts of hazard and vulnerability, Earth observation satellites for disaster management, geographic information system, visualization of GIS data and satellite images, Hyogo Framework of Action, methodologies for near real time mapping for emergency response, crowd sourcing, Sentinel Asia System, International Charter and other topics. The hands-on exercises were conducted on Quantum GIS, an open source GIS and Image Processing Software.

Training: Disaster Management

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International Center for Emergency Preparedness Training (INTERCEPT)
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Event Organisers: 

International Center for Emergency Preparedness Training (INTERCEPT)

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Training Details
Training Event Type: 
Academic Training Opportunity
Is a certificate Issued?: 
No certificate issued or not known
Training Requirements: 

Participants have to be graduates in any discipline

Training Tuition: 
1,650.00 USD



CATHALAC models Central America's vulnerability to coastal hazards

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office CATHALAC – The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean –, elaborated a profile of the relative vulnerability of Central

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Tue, 21/08/2012 - 10:02

Mapping vulnerability in Africa to combat climate change and natural hazards

A new mapping tool that analyzes how climate change, natural hazards, conflict and aid intersect in Africa has been developed by the Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) program.

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Mon, 06/08/2012 - 17:28

Asian Development Bank publishes study on Intense Climate Disasters

The Asian Development Bank in its study "Intense Climate Disasters and Development in Asia-Pacific" stresses the great risk that Asian countries face in the context of climate related disasters.

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Tue, 03/07/2012 - 09:50

UNDP Africa Human Development Report acknowledges UN-SPIDER

On Tuesday, 15 May, the United Nations Development Programme released the 2012 Africa Human Development Report: Towards a Food Secure Future.

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Tue, 15/05/2012 - 15:42