Viet Nam - National Workshop and Simulation Exercise

As a follow-up to the technical advisory mission conducted by UN-SPIDER in Viet Nam in March 2013, UN-SPIDER provided technical advisory support in the form of a workshop and simulation exercise held jointly with the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA).

Date: 

10/11/2014 to 15/11/2014

Title of training: 

Workshop and simulation exercise

Target group: 

About 100 participants from national institutions, NGOs, and international organizations in Viet Nam, including 18 provincial disaster management officials.

Training profile: 

The topic of the event was the programme Geospatially Enabling Community Collaboration (GECCo). The purpose of the workshop was to enable government authorities to use space-based and geospatial information at the local and regional levels during a crisis, and to foster personal relationships and the exchange of knowledge required at the local and regional levels for successful collaboration during a disaster. 

The event was sponsored jointly by GITA and other partner organizations, including the Pacific Disaster Centre, UNDP Viet Nam, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and DigitalGlobe.

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