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UN-SPIDER Capacity Building Strategy

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Space-based data in emergency response at centre of UN-SPIDER Institutional Strengthening Mission to Cameroon

Mission team with the director and staff of the Department of Civil Protection and other organizations. Image: DPC.
Mission team with H.E. Dr. Joseph Dion Ngute, Prime Minister of the Republic of Cameroon, H.E. Mr. Paul Atanga Nji, Minister of Territorial Administration of Cameroon, Mrs. Mariatou Yap, Director of the Department of Civil Protection of Cameroon and Mr. Balungeli Confiance Ebune, Director of Cabinet at the Prime Minister’s Office.
Meeting at the Department of Civil Protection.
Workshop on "Emergency Response Centres".
Mission team and participants during the simulation exercise. Image: DPC.

Upon the request of the Ministry of Territorial Administration (MINAT), Government of Cameroon, UN-SPIDER carried out a week-long Institutional Strengthening Mission (ISM) to Yaoundé from 15 to 19 July. The mission aimed to strengthen the capacities of the Department of Civil Protection (DPC) of Cameroon in using space-based information in all phases of the disaster management cycle.

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Mon, 22/07/2019 - 14:49

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UN/Mexico Symposium on Basic Space Technology: "Making Space Technology Accessible and Affordable"

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The mission of the UN/Mexico Symposium is to enhance access to space application tools for sustainable development through building capacity in basic space technology.

The objectives that will be discussed during the technical sessions include:

1. Review the status of capacity building in basic space technology including lessons learned from the past and on-going small satellite (<100 kg) development activities with a focus on regional and international collaboration opportunities in particular also for countries in Latin America and the Caribbean;

latitude: 

32

longitude: 

-117

Date: 

20/10/2014 to 23/10/2014

Registration Deadline: 

Thu, 10/07/2014

Venue: 

Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE)

Venue City: 

Ensenada, Baja California

Event Organisers: 

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA),

Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE),

Mexican Space Agency

Co-organisers: 

United Nations General Assembly

Language of event: 

1

Training: Disaster Management

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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Overview

This course helps in strengthening of the capacity of individuals to reduce the impact of disasters through enhancing their knowledge and skills to promote and adopt disaster reduction practices as an integral part of the development process at community, national, sub-regional and regional levels. It provides a range of learning opportunities to disaster managers who wish to include knowledge of disaster management in their on-going professional development.

latitude: 

-1

longitude: 

37

Is a certificate Issued?: 

0

Training Requirements: 

Participants have to be graduates in any discipline

Date: 

01/05/2013

Venue: 

International Center for Emergency Preparedness Training (INTERCEPT)

Venue City: 

Nairobi

Event Organisers: 

International Center for Emergency Preparedness Training (INTERCEPT)

Language of event: 

1

From policies to action: Institutionalizing the use of space-based information in disaster-risk management and emergency response in Latin America

Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon, Programme Officer, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER)

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Capacity-building in Earth Observation and Geo-information science – A bridge to knowledge for disaster management in Africa

Keita Mahamadou S., Deputy Executive Director, Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys (RECTAS), Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Abstract

Advances in space and information technologies have positively impacted on critical capacity globally through availability of geospatial information technology tools. To be fully utilised however, the space and information technologies must be understood by skilled manpower in Africa to tackle the major challenges in disaster management.

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8

longitude: 

5

Advisory Support

UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Nepal in 2018.

UN-SPIDER was created in 2006 after recognizing that disaster risk management and emergency response communities, particularly in developing countries, are not fully utilizing space-based technologies to address natural hazards they are facing. 

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One-pager Capacity-building

Issue Date: 

Tue, 25/01/2011
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