UN-SPIDER has been a supporting Mongolia since it undertook a technical advisory mission in 2014. Following the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, UN-SPIDER offered the National Emergency Management Agency the services of a national consultant in order to facilitate the use of space-based information in disaster management. Such support was offered for five months in 2020 and for four months in 2021.
During the period, three capacity-building programmes were carried out with officials from various stakeholder agencies and provincial offices of the National Emergency Management Agency. The national consultant supported the strengthening of the Platform for Real-time Impact and Situation Monitoring, which was developed by the World Food Programme and the Agency. The consultant also assisted the Agency in undertaking the training programme that was a prerequisite for becoming an authorized user of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters.