Developing countries

IMF releases report on building disaster resilience in small and low-income countries

Damage from Hurricane Maria, which struck the island country of Dominica in 2017. Image: Tanya Holden/UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Small and low-income countries can be disproportionately affected by natural disasters.

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Fri, 12/07/2019 - 11:38

2018 World Disasters Report warns about gaps in humanitarian response sector

World Disasters Report 2018 launch at the United Nations Office in Vienna. Image: UNIS.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens and the Austrian Red Cross presented the 2018 World Disasters Report at the United Nations in Vienna on 12 November. The report addresses the need to fill the gaps in humanitarian assistance coverage to avoid the exclusion of the most vulnerable people. Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon participated in the launch.


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Fri, 23/11/2018 - 14:42

Esri to support developing countries enhancing their climate resilience

Colombia, Ethiopia and Bangladesh will receive Esri's support to become more climate-resilient (Image: US Navy)

Colombia, Ethiopia and Bangladesh will receive Esri’s support to enhance their climate resilience.


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Thu, 11/06/2015 - 08:37

FAO and Norway to help developing countries monitor their forest through Earth observation

Forest observed through satellite imagery (Image: NASA/GSFC)

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has signed a partnership agreement with Norway in order to help developing countries assess their forest resources and changes.


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Mon, 20/04/2015 - 08:41

Call for expressions of interest: UN-SPIDER capacity building programme in USA

Flooding of the Mississippi river in 2011 (Image: NASA)

In partnership with Delta State University and Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA), UN-SPIDER is organising a capacity building programme for developing countries from 27 July to 7 August 2015 in the United States of America and is calling potential participants for expressions of interest.

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Tue, 24/02/2015 - 11:23

Thales Alenia Space to invest in observation satellite production facility for developing countries

The main objective of this seminar is to disseminate knowledge and to share expertise and experiences in geospatial sciences on all aspects of natural resource management. This would be a regional seminar mainly for the participants (students/researchers) from Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and, Jammu & Kashmir. However, participants are welcome from any part of the country.


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Mon, 03/11/2014 - 14:24

International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)

The mission of the IRI is to enhance society’s capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of climate in order to improve human welfare and the environment, especially in developing countries. The IRI conducts this mission through strategic and applied research, education, capacity building, and by providing forecasts and information products with an emphasis on practical and verifiable utility and partnership.


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33rd EARSeL Symposium "Towards Horizon 2020: Earth Observation and Social Perspectives"

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories

EARSeL is a scientific network of European remote sensing laboratories, coming from both academia and commercial/industrial sector, which covers all fields of geoinformation and earth observation through remote sensing.






03/06/2013 to 06/06/2013

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 08/04/2013


University of Basilicata, Matera, Italy

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Matera, Italy

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European Association of Remote Sensing Laboratories


University of Basilicata

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Weather forecasts can save thousands of lives

Tropical Cyclone Funso

In a recent article in Nature, Peter J. Webster, professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology, underlines the importance of regional weather forecasts to avoid losses of live and property.

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Fri, 04/01/2013 - 10:19

Extreme weather events: Developing countries hit hardest in 2011

In 2011, poorer developing countries have been hit much harder in average than other countries, according to the new edition of the Germanwatch Global Climate Risk Index (CRI) 2013, which was released in Doha on 27 November. Many of the worst natural disasters of 2011 were also the most severe the affected countries had ever experienced. Brazil, Cambodia, El Salvador, Laos and Thailand appear in the CRI’s 10 most-affected countries; all recorded their severest natural hazards-related catastrophes in 2011. For the period 1992 to 2011, Honduras, Myanmar and Nicaragua rank highest.

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Fri, 30/11/2012 - 09:36
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