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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.

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Thu, 11/10/2012 - 08:30

World Bank Country Office in Guatemala

Despite the global financial crisis and recent natural disasters, Guatemala continues to have huge potential for economic growth.

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 prov

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Fri, 20/07/2012 - 15:30

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,

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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

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Wed, 14/09/2011 - 15:29

May 2011

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Wed, 08/06/2011

UN-SPIDER News

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

ESA and the World Bank Join Forces

4 May 2011

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Thu, 05/05/2011 - 10:33

World Bank Seeks Closer Cooperation with the Asian Disaster Reduction Center

The World Bank and the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen cooperation and regional partnerships for disaster risk reduction, and to enha

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Fri, 25/02/2011 - 10:40
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Hacking for Humanity: Random Hacks of Kindness Takes New York

Parsons The New School for Design and the United Nations Global Pulse hosted the New York event of Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK), a global initiative held in over twenty locations around the worl

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Fri, 10/12/2010 - 16:22
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