The 3rd Ukrainian Conference GEO-UA will be held in Evpatoria (Crimea, Ukraine) on September 3-7, 2012. The Conference is organized by the State Space Agency of Ukraine, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and by the Space Research Institute of NASU-NSAU, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office (RSO) in Ukraine.
The NSDI is entity responsible for the technology, policies, standards, human resources and related activities necessary to acquire process, distribute, use, maintain and preserve spatialdata throughout all levels of government, the private and non-profit sectors and academia.
From 29 July to 2 August 2012, UN-SPIDER conducted a Technical Advisory Mission to Cape Verde supported by the generous contributions of the Government of Austria. Upon the invitation of the Serviço Nacional de Protecção Civil (SNPC) a diverse and outstanding mission team of 12 experts from the disaster management and space technology community, academia as well as crowdsourcing experts visited Cape Verde.
The African Union recently established the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Secretariat, a specialized agency whose main goals are to reduce disaster risk to droughts, floods, earthquakes and cyclones; and to lessen hunger and food crisis in the African countries hit by drought.