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Participants at the UN-SPIDER Institutional Strengthening Mission in Ghana, October 2018.

The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) is conducting an institutional Strengthening Mission (ISM) to Ghana from 15 to 19 October. The mission is carried out in cooperation with the Ghana National Disaster Management Organization (... read more

Publishing Date: 15/10/2018
The satellite will work around the West-african region.

Ghana has announced its intention to launch its first Earth observation satellite, the Ghana Satellite One (GHANASAT 1).

The project will be led by the Ghana Space Science and Technology (GSSTI), under the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), and with technical support from MENASAT Gulf Group PLC.

According to the Director-General of GAEC, Benjamin Jabez Nyarko, the satellite will provide Ghana with information to address issues of security, risk management, maritime, forest depletion, water problems as well as other challenges. On the other hand, the Director of GSSTI, Professor Dickson Adomako, mentioned how the... read more

Publishing Date: 06/01/2015

From 25 to 29 November 2013, UN-SPIDER carried out a five-day Technical Advisory Mission to Ghana in order to assess the current state and the potential of using space-based information for disaster risk management and emergency response in the country. The Mission was conducted upon the invitation of the Government of Ghana... read more

Publishing Date: 06/12/2013
Ghana’s Songor Lagoon seen from space (2000)

At the invitation of the Government of Ghana (National Disaster Management Organisation, NADMO) the UN-SPIDER Programme will conduct a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Ghana from 25 to 29 November 2013.

UN-SPIDER is currently compiling a list of experts from the space as well as the disaster/disaster-risk management community in order to have the mission team defined by the end of September. UN-SPIDER is looking for professionals from relevant institutions, organizations, companies or universities from the field of space technology and disaster/disaster-risk management who are already collaborating or are willing to collaborate in the future with the authorities or... read more

Publishing Date: 28/08/2013

UN-SPIDER Training Activity

International Training Course on Spatial data management for disaster management and risk reduction

During the four-day training, Members of government agencies and universities of Ghana were trained on how to use two UN-SPIDER Recommended Practices on floods and droughts as a way to generate relevant and timely geospatial information that is useful for disaster risk...

Date of training: 16/10/2018 to 19/10/2018

Advisory Support

As a follow-up activitity to its 2013 Technical Advisory Mission to the Western African country, UN-SPIDER conducted a week-long Institutional Strengthening Mission (ISM) to Ghana. The mission followed an invitation of the Government of Ghana and was hosted by the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO).

Mission dates: 15/10/2018 to 19/10/2018

Ghana is exposed to floods and droughts as well as to forest fires. In order to assess the potential to use Space-based information effectively to respond to or to prevent these events, UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission to this Western African country. The mission was conducted upon invitation of the government of Ghana and follows up on a UN-SPIDER Expert Mission carried out in October 2008.

Mission dates: 25/11/2013 to 29/11/2013

Ghana, is mainly exposed to floods and droughts as well as to forest fires. The drought in 1983 impacted more than 12 million inhabitants, while the flood in July 1991 impacted two million inhabitants. Taking advantage of the AARSE conference which was organized by UNOOSA in Accra, Ghana, UN-SPIDER conducted a technical meeting with the National Disaster Management Office to promote the use of space-based information in disaster-risk management and emergency response activities.

Mission dates: 26/10/2008 to 29/10/2008

Événement

The University of Ghana offers two semester-long Post-graduate modules in Disaster Risk Reduction. These comprise:

Concepts and Methods in Advanced Integrated Disaster Risk Reduction (IDRR)

This course introduces students to advanced theories and concepts in Integrated IDRR with an emphasis on disaster incidence and management in low- income communities in urban areas in Ghana. The module provides high-level knowledge on the theory and methods for environmental health and disaster risk reduction. The course will provide students with the information and skills needed to design and implement research in the field of IDRR and provide policy inputs for addressing gaps in DRR and disaster management (DRM) in Ghana.

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Geospatial Media and Communications is taking another initiative in the region by organising the Ghana Geospatial Forum 2015, the second National Conference and Exhibition, on 3-4 March 2015 in Accra. Apart from reflecting upon the outcomes and achievements of last year’s conference, the 2015 Ghana Geospatial Forum will also delve into several new topics and will feature a celebrated line-up of speakers from around the region.

 

THEMATIC SESSIONS

- Land Administration in Ghana

- Geospatial Technology in Agriculture

Environment & Natural Resource Management

- Renewable Energy

- Location Based Services

- Mobile GIS

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