The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) is a research institutions that is under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology of Nigeria. The Agency was established on May 5, 1999 with the broad objective to pursue the development and application of space science and technology for the socio-economic benefits of the nation.
Since 2008, the UN‐SPIDER programme has provided expert support and conducted Technical Advisory Missions (TAMs) to Burkina Faso, Togo, Cameroon and Nigeria, upon request of the respective governments, to assess the access to and use of space‐based information for
UN-SPIDER staff and trainers from the Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS)
Decision‐makers and high‐level stakeholders from national, regional and international institutions for the awareness‐raising segment, as well as 20 experts in the field of disaster risk management and emergencyresponse from the West and Central African region for the specialized training seminar.
The French-language Seminar was divided into a one‐day high‐level awareness‐raising segment and a specialized training seminar for experts. The aim of the event was to raise awareness and institutionalize the use of space-based information for disaster risk management and emergencyresponse in the region through training a network of professionals from different institutions and countries. Another goal was to establish an inter-institutional technical group as a way of further institutionalizing the use of space-based information for disaster risk management. Furthermore, a specialized segment focused on technical training on flood risk management.