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. Despite being a resource-rich country with a strong agricultural base, Myanmar is among the poorest nations in the world. Years of conflict and unresolved ethnic differences have contributed to the displacement of around 450,000 people and an influx...
  2. There are nineteen UN agencies in Nepal and most of these agencies are located in the UN House in Kathmandu.
  3. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund , is the UN agency delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. In Mongolia, UNFPA supports the government in the use of...
  4. In 2003, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was created by President George W. Bush and a bipartisan Congress. PEPFAR aims to combat HIV/AIDS, establishing and expanding the infrastructure necessary to deliver prevention,...
  5. Founded in 1862, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient...
  6. The U.S. Drought Monitor, established in 1999, is a weekly map of drought conditions that is produced jointly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the National Drought Mitigation Center (...
  7. In 1879, the United States Geological Survey was created and it is part of the United States Department of the Interior. The USGS is the “largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency” in the United States and educates the...
  8. The University of El Salvador was founded on Feb. 16, 1841. Approximately 20,000 undergraduate student are enrolled and more than 8,000 graduate students. It is composed of various Faculties and Schools including the Faculty of History, Geography...
  9. The Department of Geography and Resource Development is part of the University of Ghana. More information and contact details: Website
  10. The University of Maryland Department of Geographical Sciences offers several data sources for Remote Sensing and GIS applications. Website: http://www.geog.umd.edu/ 
  11. The Department of Geology of the University of Nairobi offers B.Sc., B.Ed. Science (Geology option), B.Sc. & B.Ed. (Science) by Open and Distance Learning, B.Sc. in Environmental Geosciences, M.Sc., PhD and Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental...
  12. The University of the West Indies established in 1948 initially as an external College of the University of London and made fully independent in 1962, is the oldest, fully regional institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth Caribbean. The...
  13. The University of Washington is a public research university located in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1861, it is one of six public universities in Washington and one of the oldest universities on the West Coast of the United States. Part of the...
  14. The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce societal to drought, stressing preparedness and risk management rather than crisis management. The NDMC’s activities include our...
  15. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is the primary source of geospatial intelligence for the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Intelligence Community. NGA provides geospatial intelligence, in support of U.S. national security and...

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