Myanmar

Myanmar - Institutional Strengthening Mission

UN-SPIDER conducted an Institutional Strengthening Mission, which included a National Training Course on Geoinformatics for Disaster Risk Management was held from 26 to 30 November 2012, pursuant to a recommendation made by the technical advisory mission to Myanmar undertaken in March 2012. 

Dates: 

Mon, 26/11/2012 to Fri, 30/11/2012

Host Institution: 

Myanmar Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Myanmar Relief and Resettlement Department

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The training course, part of the Institutional Strengthening Mission, was organized to strengthen the capacity of national organizations and stakeholders involved in disaster management activities by increasing their knowledge and skills in the use of space-based and geospatial information, tools and techniques for effective disaster risk management. The training aimed at providing a technology basis to all partners of the Relief and Resettlement Department of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement of Myanmar by strengthening their ability to deliver quality products and services for disaster management, specifically using space-based and other geospatial information. The training was organized jointly by UN-SPIDER and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). Experts from UN-SPIDER, ICIMOD and Wuhan University (China) led technical sessions.

Myanmar - Institutional Strengthening Mission

UN-SPIDER conducted a follow-up activity of the technical advisory mission that took place in March 2012, from 27 June to 1 July 2016 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The main objective was to take account of the progress since 2012 in using space-based information in disaster management. The host institution was the Myanmar Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement. 

Dates: 

Mon, 27/06/2016 to Fri, 01/07/2016

Host Institution: 

Myanmar Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement

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Mission Profile: 

This activity was follow-up of the technical advisory mission conducted in March 2012 with the aim to improve the utilization of space-based and geospatial information in all stages of disaster management. In November 2012, UN-SPIDER visited Myanmar again for dissemination of the report of the technical advisory mission and offered the training on “Geo-informatics for Disaster Risk Management” in collaboration with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). As a follow up, UN-SPIDER revisited Myanmar from 27 June to 1 July 2016 to take account of the progress since 2012 in using space-based information in disaster management. 

The follow up activity in 2016 included three important events: 

(a) High-level advocacy meeting of stakeholders: The meeting was led by the Union Minister to address important issues at policy and coordination level to act on the recommendations of technical advisory mission and support implementation of Sendai Framework; 

(b) Technical consultation meeting with stakeholders of Relief and Resettlement Department of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement; and 

(c) Training on “Earth Observation Technologies for Landslide Hazard and Risk Assessment” was conducted in the Emergency Operation Centre of the Relief and Resettlement Department in collaboration with ICIMOD. 

As a result of engagement of UN-SPIDER in Myanmar and based on recommendation of the technical advisory mission, the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Rehabilitation established the Emergency Operation Centre which hosts a section dedicated to the use of Earth observation data, and a Satellite Imagery and Research Section. An official trained through UN-SPIDER is leading the activities related to use of satellite images and mapping. UN-SPIDER is continuing its engagement with the Ministry in updating its Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction and support through training the Disaster Management Training Centre (DMTC). This support is offered in collaboration with the country offices of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Myanmar - Institutional Strengthening Mission

As part of the technical advisory support it provides to countries worldwide, UN-SPIDER carried out an Institutional Strengthening Mission to Myanmar from 11 to 15 March 2019 upon the request of the government. This activity was jointly organized by UN-SPIDER and the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat), under auspices of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettle­ment (MSWRR) of Myanmar. It was hosted by the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC). 

Dates: 

Mon, 11/03/2019 to Fri, 15/03/2019

Host Institution: 

Emergency Operation Centre (EOC)

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Mission Team: 

Representatives from UN-SPIDER, the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat), the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettle­ment (MSWRR) of Myanmar, the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC), the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP), the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Maxar.

Mission Profile: 

The mission was a follow-up activity to the UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) conducted in March 2012 that assessed the use of space-derived information in all aspects of disaster management and provided recommendations to strengthen the disaster risk management and emergency response in Myanmar. Before this follow-up activity, UN-SPIDER organized three such activities and offered capacity building programmes on “Geo-informatics for Disaster Risk Management in Myanmar” in November 2012, “Use of Earth Observation Data and GIS Techniques for Landslide Hazard Mapping” in June 2016 and “Post Disaster (Earthquake) Rapid Damage Assessment” in March 2017.

During the five-day mission, UN-SPIDER held a high-level advocacy meeting at ministerial level and carried out two training programmes, one for 25 officials of the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) of MSWRR and one for 25 officials from key line ministries.

Mission Outcome: 

The training for DDM staff provided an overview of the use of space technology in disaster risk management, the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” and coordination during an emergency situation. The course strengthened the skills of EOC and DDM staff in analyzing maps and making use of emergency response maps produced as part of International Charter activations.

The training for officials from key line ministries was more comprehensive and covered a wide range of theory and hands-on session for using Earth observation technologies and tools for flood and earthquake disaster response.

The five-day-long institutional strengthening mission improved the capacity of using space-based technologies for sustainable development and disaster management of more than 50 participants and deepened the engagement of UN-SPIDER with MSWRR, EOC, United Nations agencies and other stakeholders in the country.

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UN-SPIDER Updates March 2019

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Tue, 02/04/2019
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UN-SPIDER Advisory Support brochure

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Mon, 11/06/2018
Booklet about UN-SPIDER Advisory Support
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The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER), a programme implemented by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), assists developing countries in using space-based information in the full

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Post Disaster (Earthquake) Rapid Damage Assessment training in Myanmar

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A training programme named ‘Post Disaster (Earthquake) Rapid Damage Assessment’ was held at Yangon, Myanmar on 28 March – 2 April 2017. Its objective was to build capacity for rapid damage assessment using geospatial and

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28/03/2017 to 02/04/2017

Registration Deadline: 

Thu, 06/04/2017

Venue: 

Yangon Technological University

Venue City: 

Yangon

Venue Country: 

  • Myanmar

Event Organisers: 

Centre for Space Science Technology and Education for Asia and the Pacific

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UN-HABITAT and UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER.

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Training course on "Post Disaster (Earthquake) Rapid Damage Assessment" in Myanmar

Training course on ‘Post Disaster (Earthquake) Rapid Damage Assessment’ in Myanmar

The Centre for Space Science Technology and Education for Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP), UN-HABITAT, and UN-SPIDER conducted the training course entitled ‘Post Disaster (Earthquake) Rapid Damage Assessment’.

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Tue, 04/04/2017 - 05:19

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Strong Earthquake in the Union of Myanmar

Image courtesy of the USGS, ShakeMap.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurs in central Myanmar, next to the archeological site of Bagan on the 24 of August 2016.

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Fri, 26/08/2016 - 23:04

UN-SPIDER conducted and Institutional Strengthening Mission (ISM) to Myanmar

UN-SPIDER conducted and Institutional Strengthening Mission (ISM) to Myanmar

The UN-SPIDER team conducted an Institutional Strengthening Mission (ISM) to Myanmar from 27 June to 1 July 2016.

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Tue, 05/07/2016 - 07:44

International Charter activated for floods in Myanmar

Heavy monsoon rains have caused floods and landslides in Myanmar (Source: UNICEF)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on Wednesday, 5 August, due to floods caused by torrential monsoon rains in 12 of the 14 states of Myanmar, particularly in Chin, Magway, Sagaing and Rakhine areas.

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Thu, 06/08/2015 - 12:07

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