Institutions

In its role as a bridge between communities dedicated to risk management, emergency response and space technologies, UN-SPIDER facilitates global and regional networking of organizations and institutions. This list of institutions contains profiles including information on mandates, capacities and skills in each institution.

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  1. CRED promotes research, training, and information dissemination on disasters. It aims to enhance the effectiveness of developing countries' disaster management capabilities; as well as fostering policy-oriented research. The main objective of the EM...
  2. Founded in 1961, the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES) is the government agency responsible for shaping and implementing France’s space policy in Europe. Its task is to invent the space systems of the future, bring space technologies to...
  3. The Centre National de l'Information Géo-Spatiale (CNIGS) is a public agency in Haiti, within the Ministry of Planning. The mission of the Centre is to generate and disseminate geographic information of Haiti through the application of modern...
  4. Le Centre Régional Africain des Sciences et Technologies de l’Espace en Langue Française (CRASTE-LF) is a training and research institute in the field of space-based technologies, which was established under United Nations sponsorship in Morocco, in...
  5. In 1946, the Communicable Disease Centre (CDC) was created in Atlanta, Georgia as part of the wartime agency; Malaria Control in War Areas (MCWA). The main activity CDC concentrated on at the time was fighting malaria by killing mosquitoes. Nowadays...
  6. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the State Office responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, executing and disseminating Foreign Policy as determined by the President of the Republic. It is also responsible for coordinating the activities...
  7. The Ministry of National Assets is in charge of recognizing, managing and administrating the fiscal patrimony of all Chileans, as well as maintaining the cadastre of the state property to date. It develops, in coordination with other state agencies...
  8. The Chilean National Office for Emergency is part of the Ministry of Interior and Public Security. It is in charge of coordinating the National Civil Protection System. The mission of ONEMI is to plan, prompt, articulate and execute prevention,...
  9. The SNIT is part of the Chilean Ministry of National Assets. One of the main goals of the SNIT is to make public geospatial information available to citizens, and diverse organizations; for use in decision-making. The SNIT is a permanent mechanism...
  10. The Chilean Space Agency was established in 2001 and dissolved in 2014, at which time the space programme became part of the Ministry of Defence. The programme facilitates the development of space based-information and technology for application in...
  11. CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence on Space Technology for Disaster Mitigation (SDIM) was formally established in 2013. SDIM is jointly sponsored by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), and hosted by the...
  12. Climate Scale offers access to high-resolution climate data and climate advisory to businesses and other institutions, enabling the identification of climate change risks and opportunities, and  helping [their] clients to climate-proof their assets...
  13. The Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) is a government agency of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia. It is in charge of producing and managing the scientific and technical...
  14. The Department of Prevention and Emergency of the District of Bogotá (DPAE) was created in 1999 with the function to coordinate all prevention and emergency response activities in Bogota. In 2010, DPAE ceased to exist and all its functions were...
  15. The Colombian Geological Survey (previously INGEOMINAS) is attached to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, which is part of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation (SNCTI ). It performs basic and applied scientific research on the...

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