Institutions

In its role as a bridge between communities dedicated to risk management, emergency response and space technologies, UN-SPIDER facilitates global and regional networking of organizations and institutions. This list of institutions contains profiles including information on mandates, capacities and skills in each institution.

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  1. IWMI is one of 15 international research centers supported by the network of 60 governments, private foundations and international and regional organizations collectively known as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR...
  2. The International Working Group on Satellite-based Emergency Mapping (IWG-SEM) is a voluntary group of organizations involved in satellite-based emergency mapping. It was founded in order to improve cooperation, communication and professional...
  3. Regional Committee for the Western Pacific was established in 1977. In 1989 the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific was transformed into the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC). The WESTPAC areas of expertise are, namely:...
  4. IPUMS Terra integrates the world's population and environmental data including... Population censuses and surveys Land cover data classified from satellite imagery Temperature, precipitation, and related climate data Land use data derived...
  5. Through operating the Jamaica Seismograph Network and affiliating with other Caribbean and Regional networks, the Earthquake Unit seeks to understand earthquake processes in and around Jamaica and advice the society about earthquake hazards, thereby...
  6. The Agency is the Government’s lead agency responsible for the management and conservation of the country’s forest resources. The functions of the Department are mandated under the Forest Act 1996 and are aimed at managing forests on a sustainable...
  7. The Land Information Council of Jamaica (LICJ) was established by the Jamaican Government in 1991 and is comprised of nine sub-committees. The Council is responsible for organising and ensuring the development and maintenance of a national networked...
  8. The mission of the Meteorological Service is to take full advantage of the present knowledge of weather and climate, to take steps to improve significantly that knowledge and to foresee and prevent potential man-made changes in climate that might be...
  9. The MGD has the statutory responsibility under the Mining Act and the Quarries Control Act to exercise general supervision over all prospecting, mining and quarrying operations throughout the island. The Division also manages the investigation,...
  10. The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is an Executive Agency that became operational on April 1, 2001. Its aim is to integrate environmental, planning and sustainable development policies and programmes and to improve customer service...
  11. The NSDI is entity responsible for the technology, policies, standards, human resources and related activities necessary to acquire process, distribute, use, maintain and preserve spatial data throughout all levels of government, the private and non...
  12. Disaster preparedness is a dynamic function, which includes the identification of disaster threats and risks throughout the country and the formulation of plans to create a state of readiness to meet the needs of victims when a disaster strikes. As...
  13. A Parish Council is the lowest local authority of governance in Jamaica. Local affairs are administered by individual Parish Councils whose members are elected. Some of the functions that are the responsibility of Parish Councils are: Public Health...
  14. The Planning Institute of Jamaica is an Agency of the Ministry of Finance and Planning. It is committed to leading the process of policy formulation on economic and social issues and external co-operation management to achieve sustainable...
  15. One of Jamaica's primary means of survival in the current global economic environment rests in agriculture. Because of this fact, finding innovative strategies to facilitate increased production and greater yield of the produce for the local and...

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