The 4th Session of the Americas Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction is held this week from May 27 to 29 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The aim is to review progress on reducing exposure to disaster risk in the Americas.
On 16 May, 2013, the first Ecuadorian Earth Observationsatellite, Pegaso, transmitted its first live video signals with images of Earth. The images were broadcast from the Headquarters of the Integrated Security Service in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Ecuador has been described by analysts as one of the most unequal societies in the world. To ensure that most people get at least the basic resources for survival is a huge challenge. UNICEF has a long and recognized experience in supporting the provision of basic social services of health, nutrition, education, child development and protection, in attending children when they are in emergencies, and in promoting the rights of children.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is committed to sustainable development. Since Ecuador is a country under constant change with economic recession and natural disasters affecting the country, UNDP’s efforts are manifold. In the United Nation’s inter-agency work for crisis
The INOCAR is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and monitoring the technical and administrative activities related to the Service of Hydrographic, Navigation, Oceanography, Meteorology, Marine Sciences, Marine Signalling and the management of the material used for these activities.
The IG-EPN is the main research centre in Ecuador for the diagnosis and monitoring of seismic and volcanic hazards. Its mission is to reduce the impact on the population and on infrastructures caused by seismic and volcanic phenomena in Ecuador through constant monitoring, scientific research and technological application, promoting a culture of
SEGENA was transformed into the Ecuadoran Institute for geological, mining and metallurgical research (INIGEMM) on the 29th of January, 2009. INIGEM’s main mission is to generate, organize and manage scientific and technological information on geological, mining and metallurgical issues at the national level, to assist in a territorial planning oriented towards a sustainable development of the mining resources and a preventive management of geological hazards.
The Ecuadoran Civilian Space Agency was founded on November 1st, 2007 in Guayaquil, Ecuador, as an independent civilian body to administrate and implement the Ecuadorian Civilian Space Program. EXA develops scientific research in the fields of planetary and especial sciences and promotes the development of science in the Ecuadoran education.
The mission of the CLIRSEN is to generate, integrate and standardize thematic geoinformation and to provide technical services, applied to build the inventory of natural resources and environment. CLIRSEN furthermore contributes to the security and territorial planning through Teledetection and Geographic Information Systems.