UN-SPIDER

UN-SPIDER Strengthens Collaboration with Bonn-based UN Agencies and Related Organizations

20 January 2009 - During an official visit to the UN-SPIDER Office in Bonn, Germany, in December 2008, UNOOSA Director Mazlan Othman held a day of discussions with Bonn-based UN agencies and German organizations to review past collaboration and explore future opportunities.

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1st Regional Conference on Geoinformatics: Disaster Management and Early Warning Systems, Kuwait

<p>19 December 2008 - The Gulf region faces a specific combination of hazards including climate change, drought, sand storms, air pollution, oil spills and landslide-caused tsunami. Government authorities and research institutions in the region are increasingly aware of the need to dispose of appropriate geo-spatial and space-based technology to successfully meet this challenge.

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Technical Advisory Mission to Burkina Faso

11 December 2008 - In June 2008, the Government of Burkina Faso officially requested a UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to assess the use of space-based information for disaster management and emergency response in Burkina Faso, and to identify potential areas where space-based information could play a greater role. A five-member team of international experts conducted the Technical Advisory Mission in Burkina Faso from 17 to 21 November 2008.

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