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. The functions of El Salvador's General Directorate for Civil Protection (Dirección General de Protección Civil, Prevención y Mitigación de Desastres - DGPC) are as follows: Develop the Plan of Civil Protection, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation...
  2. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of El Salvador (Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería - MAG) governs all activities carried out by the State in regard to agriculture and livestock and with regard to fishing and aquaculture. As in all...
  3. El Salvador's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) has the mandate to be the head of the national environmental management in El Salvador: It is a respected institution that vigorously promotes civic culture of environmental risk...
  4. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador's mission is to exercise diplomatic relations open to the world, promote development and cooperation; consular relations and promote the protection of the rights of Salvadorans abroad. Its main...
  5. The Government of El Salvador has established the Ministry of Public Health (Ministerio de Salud Pública - MINSAL) with the goal of ensuring public health of the citizens of the country and to enable various activities that fall within the...
  6. The Ministry of Public Works, Transport, Housing and Urban Development (Ministerio de Obras Públicas, Transporte, Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano - MOP) is responsible for all public roads in El Salvador. The Ministry encourages good land management to...
  7. The National Geographic and Land Registry Institute in El Salvador (ICGN) aims to develop the official maps folowing the territorial delimitation with neighboring countries, departments and municipalities in the country. In addition, the Institute...
  8. The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment it was established December 2, 1970. EPA's purpose is to ensure that:  all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn...
  9. The death toll from the 12 January 2010 earthquake in Haiti stands at over 220,000 people. 1.3 million have been displaced by the earthquake. The EU response to the plight of the Haitian people was prompt and included civil protection. Alongside the...
  10. The Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) was created in 1998 by the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) as part of its policy on “Enhanced Practical Cooperation in the Field of International Disaster Relief”. The Centre...
  11. The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) is an indipendent intergovernmental organization supported by 34 states. The principal objectives of the Centre are: development and operation of global models and data-assimilation...
  12. The Humanitarian Aid department of the European Commission (ECHO) was established in 1992 and works in the area of emergency assistance and relief to the victims of natural disasters or armed conflict outside the European Union. ECHO concentrates...
  13. The EDO pages contain drought-relevant information such as maps of indicators derived from different data sources (e.g., precipitation measurements, satellite measurements, modelled soil moisture content). Different tools, like Graphs and Compare...
  14. The Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) established in 1998 an expert group to develop and implement advance methods for the evaluation of forest fire danger and mapping vulnerable areas in Europe. In 2000, the European...
  15. EUMETSAT is an intergovernmental organisation that was founded in 1986. EUMETSAT is a global operational satellite agency at the heart of Europe. Our purpose is to gather accurate and reliable satellite data on weather, climate and the environment...

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