At the request of the Government of Sudan, through its Remote Sensing authority, UN-SPIDER with the support of several partners carried out a Technical Advisory Mission to Sudan. The aim was to evaluate the current and potential use of space-based information in all the aspects of disaster management in the country and to strengthen its disaster risk management by providing better access to space-based information for disaster risk reduction as well as response.
The expert team met with several high ranking members of the Government as well as other national institutions and organizations. A one-day workshop was organized as a part of this mission, which was attended by about 120 persons from government departments, UN agencies, NGOs and private companies involved in using geospatial technologies for disaster management. The workshop was inaugurated by the Minister of Science and Technology and the Minister of Interior. The workshop was not only effective in generating awareness, but participants also provided valuable input to strengthen the use of space technology in disaster management in Sudan.
The TAM was also discussed in the UN Country Team, which led to a high participation of representatives from almost all UN agencies involved in disaster management. The TAM has been successful in sensitizing the Government to focus on use of the space technology, not only for disaster management but for the wider areas of resource management and climate change related issues.
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