More than 50 global geospatial experts got together in Amsterdam on 24th April 2012, including David Stevens representing UN-SPIDER, to discuss the “Future trends in geospatial information management: the five to ten year vision”.
Days before the devastating earthquake and tsunamis hit Japan, the United Nations and GVF, U, the non-profit association of the global satellite industry, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate more effective use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to support the humanitarian community before, during, and after disasters.
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
IDRC Davos 2012 "Integrative Risk Management in a Changing World" will be gathering buisness leaders, political decision makers, practitioners, scientists and UN-, IO-, and NGO-agents will discuss new findings and exchange experiences in the broad
Authorities in Chile have issued a request for supplies, including mobile bridges, satellite telephones, electric generators, water purification systems and dialysis centers. The United Nations is sending several satellite phones to Chile for officials coordinating earthquake relief efforts and is prepared to send 30 tons of food and other aid if the government gives the green light, the top U.N.
ESRI and United Nations University (UNU) recently approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the university’s headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. They will collaborate on research, create Centers of Excellence, promote the exchange of graduate students, and provide geographic information system (GIS) training opportunities within and by UNU.