Southern Asia


IWMI staff receiving the GeoSpatial World Excellence Award 2020. Image: IWMI.

The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office, has won an award for its innovative work using... read more

Publishing Date: 27/09/2020
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Report cover page. Image: UNESCAP.

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has published a policy study concerning the impending climate risk scenarios in South Asia and their intersection with the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this report is to facilitate policy actions that could protect communities at risk as well as to lay the foundations of resilient recovery of the most vulnerable in South Asia. 

ESCAP has published two additional reports this year, one on the “Impact and Policy Responses for COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific”, which presents an initial... read more

Publishing Date: 23/07/2020

Advisory Support

This activity was a follow up of the UN-SPIDER technical advisory mission to Nepal and included an international training programme. The training was held from 9 to 13 June 2014 and was on multi-level risk profiling, organized jointly by UN-SPIDER and its Regional Support Office ICIMOD. The purpose of the training programme, taking place in Kathmandu, Nepal, was to improve disaster risk management using space-based and geospatial information by imparting hands-on training to the officials of member countries supported by the ICIMOD and UN-SPIDER.

Mission dates: 09/06/2014 to 13/06/2014
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