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Geospatial information system for disaster management in Pacific Island countries

Floods in the Fiji archipelago (Image: AusAID)

A major regional geospatial information system and other innovative risk assessment tools are being developed to assist Pacific Island countries to undertake evidence-based decision making in development planning and finance as was announced during a four-day workshop from 9 to 12 June 2015 in Suva, Fiji with the participation of Pacific region government representatives and development partners.

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Fri, 12/06/2015 - 10:26

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World Bank Country Office in Malawi

The World Bank aims to support Malawi's efforts toward more diversified, competitive, shock-resilient socio-economic growth.

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UN-SPIDER participated in ISDR Asia Platform

Participants of the ISDR Asia Platform (IAP) meeting in Bangkok

UN-SPIDER participated in the first ISDR Asia Platform (IAP) meeting of 2014, which was hosted in Bangkok, Thailand, from 22 to 24 April 2014. The meeting served mainly to discuss the preparation of the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) and inputs to Post 2015 Framework on

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Wed, 30/04/2014 - 10:36

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Learning from Megadisasters: World Bank and Japan release Study

On March 11, 2011, a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan. Now the World Bank and the Government of Japan have launched a joint knowledge-sharing project called "Learning from Megadisasters". In the framework of this project, a study containing 32 thematic Knowledge Notes were published last week. They include six thematic clusters:

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Thu, 11/10/2012 - 08:30

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Thu, 10/11/2012

World Bank Country Office in Guatemala

Despite the global financial crisis and recent natural disasters, Guatemala continues to have huge potential for economic growth. But with the second lowest social indicators in the region, rising food prices pose a risk for vulnerable members of the population. The World Bank is a source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. It supports development by providing low-interest loans, interest-free credits, and grants to developing countries. It provides policy advice, research and analysis, and technical assistance.

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Free Memberships at IGS for low income nations

At its recent meeting, the GSDI Board of Directors passed a motion that allows individuals in low and very low income nations to join the International Geospatial Society (IGS) without fees by providing specific information of value to the global community in lieu of annual cash dues. To qualify for free membership in the International Geospatial Society applicants must both be a citizen of and currently live in one of the countries classified as "poor" or "very poor" by the World Bank.

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Fri, 20/07/2012 - 15:30
Fri, 07/20/2012

World Bank and Google Announce Map Maker Collaboration

The World Bank and Google announced an agreement aimed at improving the ability of developing countries to access a web-based community mapping tool and data to help better monitor public services, and improve

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Tue, 24/01/2012 - 15:56

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Monitoring Volcanic Ash and Impacts on Agriculture: CSA, NASA and World Bank Cooperation

Within the framework of the international Committee on Satellite Earth Observation (CEOS), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is collaborating with NASA on various projects helping to monitor, manage and respond to natural disasters.

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Wed, 14/09/2011 - 15:29

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UN calls for quicker responses to reduce impacts of disasters

 The UN reiterated calls on Tuesday for the world to respond quickly to current worldwide disasters and streamline efforts to tackle their inevitable impacts.

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Wed, 11/05/2011 - 11:51

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