Instituciones

Para llevar a cabo su mandato de servir como puente entre las comunidades que se dedica a la gestión de riesgos, a la respuesta en caso de emergencias y desastres y la espacial; ONU-SPIDER deber facilitar la comunicación y las sinergias entre las organizaciones e instituciones que pertenecen a estas comunidades. La apertura de comunicaciones se facilita a través del conocimiento de los perfiles institucionales. Estos perfiles ofrecen una visión general de los mandatos, experiencias y capacidades en los distintos campos que poseen tales organizaciones e instituciones.

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  1. The International lithosphere Program (ILP) was established in 1980 by the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) at the request of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and the International Union of Geodesy and...
  2.   The AGRHYMET Regional Centre was established in 1974 as a specialized institute of the Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) composed of nine member States (Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Gambia, Guinea...
  3. The Agustin Codazzi Geographic Institute (IGAC) of Colombia and UNOOSA signed a cooperation agreement to establish a UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office in 2011. IGAC is promoting the use of space-based information within Colombia for a variety of...
  4. The Arab Society for Plant Protection (ASPP) is a non-profit professional and scholarly organization of scientists from both public and private academic institutions, as well as industry representing a great variety of scientists who are involved in...
  5. The Mario Gulich Institute for Advanced Space Studies was created in 2001 by the Argentinian National Space Activities Commission (CONAE) and the National University of Córdoba, with a strong participation of the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The aim...
  6. CONAE (Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales), is the national space agency of Argentina and has a mandate to design, manage and execute space-related projects and activities for peaceful purposes, under the scope of the Ministry of Foreign...
  7. The ASEAN+3 satellite Image Archive for Environmental Study is a project, which allows to share satellite archives for natural hazard management and environmental study among the ASEAN+3 member countries. Members of the ASEAN+3 are countries in...
  8. The Asia Pacific Gateway for Disaster Risk Reduction and Development (Gateway) promotes mainstreaming DRR into development planning. The Gateway targets the information and networking needs of national disaster management authorities/organisations (...
  9. APSCO is an inter-governmental organization dedicated to promote and strengthen the development of collaborative space programs among its Member States by establishing the basis for cooperation in peaceful applications of space science and...
  10. The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) is a non-profit organization supporting the advancement of safer communities and sustainable development, through implementing programs and projects that reduce the impact of disasters upon countries and...
  11. The Asian Disaster Reduction Center was established in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture, in 1998, with mission to enhance disaster resilience of the member countries, to build safe communities, and to creat a society where sustainable development is possible...
  12. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established in 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand. Today, the organizaton has ten Member StatesThe motto of the ASEAN is “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”. In the area of Disaster...
  13. The Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh established the Centre for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) as a public trust in 2002. CEGIS' mission as a scientifically independent centre of excellence is to support...
  14. Bangladeshi Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme The Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme is a project led by the Ministry of Food and Disaster Management of Bangladesh. It aims to further reduce Bangladesh's vulnerability to adverse...
  15. A massive cyclone with wind velocity 62 m/sec accompanied by a storm surge 6-9 m in height struck Bangladesh in 1970, killing an estimated 500,000 people. Following this disaster, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies...
  16. The Department of Relief and Rehabilitation is a department within the Ministry of Food and Disaster Management (MoFDM) of Bangladesh. Its mission is to achieve a paradigm shift in national disaster management strategies from conventional response...
  17. DMB is a small dynamic professional unit at national level in Bangladesh to perform specialist support functions working under the authority of high–level Inter-Ministerial Disaster Management Coordination Committee (IMDMCC). It is a technical...
  18. The Bangladesh Meteorological Department is the authorised Government organisation for all meteorological activities in the country. It maintains a network of surface and upper air observatories, radar and satellite stations, agro-meteorological...
  19. SPARRSO was established in 1980 as an autonomous organisation of the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. It keeps close collaboration with national, regional and international organizations, institutions and agencies. SPARRSO acts as...
  20. Beihang University was previously known as the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. It is located in Beijing, People's Republic of China, and focuses on high level technological and scientific research. More information: Beihang...
  21. CONASUR is a public institution with humanitarian vocation that was set up in order to adopt a strategy for prevention and reduction of the disastrous effects of natural disasters in Burkina Faso. CONASUR's mandate includes: set up and implement,...
  22. The Department of meteorology of Burkina Faso has jurisdiction over all the matters related to meteorology and its applications in Burkina Faso. It was created on December 30th, 1972 to manage the national meteorological activities in Upper Volta....
  23. The Directorate of Plant Protection and conditioning is the national entity in Burkina Faso in charge of the International Plan Protection Convention that aims to protect the world’s plant resources from pests and to ensure the quality of food...
  24. Given the burden of malaria in the country, Burkina Faso has implemented a national programme against malaria (in 1991, restructured in 1995) to reduce mortality and morbidity due to malaria. The Directorate for the Fight against Disease (MLD) is...
  25. The General Directorate of Agricultural Statistics and Forecast Branch (HPFB) is a central structure of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries. One of its missions is to collect, process, analyse and disseminate statistics in the...
  26. The General Directorate for Civil Protection of Burkina Faso is part of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MATS). Its main functions are the implementation of the regulation, prevention, sensitisation of the population...
  27. The Geographic Institute of Burkina Faso is a Public Establishment Administrative in charge of the design, implementation and monitoring of national policy mapping. In July 1974, a meeting organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for...
  28. The environment Plan for Sustainable Development defines the main axes managers and benchmarks for a sustainable development. It aims to determine the strategy around which to build a framework of fight against poverty and to develop a sustainable...
  29. The ARGV is responsible for implementing within the IRGM a program of geophysical and geochemical studies. This structure focuses on natural hazards, structural, geodynamic and geological prospection. Several projects have been established since...
  30. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has the responsibility of promoting and protecting Cameroon's and its citizens' interests abroad. Contact: Hon. Henri Eyebe Ayissi +237 3221 1993 For more information please visit: http://www.diplocam.cm/
  31. The Ministry is in charge of implementing and developing government policies and programmes in higher education. It studies and advises the government on ways to adapt the higher education system to national social and economic realities...
  32. The Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization is under the authority of the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization assisted by the Minister Delegate in charge of Regional and Local Authorities. The Ministry is...
  33. The Ministry is responsible for the coordinated development of all transportation. It maintains and regulates the organization and the functioning of air, rail, road and maritime transport. It formulates and implements legislative and statutory...
  34. CDEMA is the regional Disaster management body of the Caribbean Community. Its role is to be facilitator, driver, coordinator and motivating force to the promotion and engineering of Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) in all the participating...
  35.  The Center for environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) was established in 1992 as an international inter-governmental Organization with diplomatic status. This was in response to the convention adopted by the...
  36. http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/chrr/
  37. The "Center for satellite Based Crisis Information" (ZKI) is a service of DLR's German Remote Sensing data Center (DFD). Its function is the rapid acquisition, processing and analysis of satellite data and the provision of satellite-based...
  38. Based on the report of the evaluation mission, UN-OOSA notified India as the host country for establishment of Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific (CSSTEAP). The Centre was established in India on November 1,...
  39. The Center for spatial Information Science and Systems (CSISS) is an interdisciplinary research center chartered by the provost and affiliated with the College of Science at George Mason University. CSISS currently operates Laboratory for Advanced...
  40. The Congo Basin forest is the second largest contiguous moist tropical forest in the world and plays a key role in securing the livelihoods of Central African citizens. The forest also provides critical habitat for biodiversity conservation and...
  41. The Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE) was created in 1986 by the Senegalese government with the support of the Unite Nation Program for the South Sahara Region (UNSO) and the funding of the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). The...
  42. The Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services started as a Remote Sensing Laboratory set up in 1990 by the University of Ghana and located in the Department of Geography and Resource Development to teach and to conduct research....
  43. CRED promotes research, training, and information dissemination on disasters. It aims to enhance the effectiveness of developing countries' disaster management capabilities as well as fostering policy-oriented research.The main objective of the EM-...
  44. The Centre National de l'Information Géo-Spatiale (CNIGS) is a public agency in Haiti within the Ministry of Planning. The mission of the Centre is to generate and disseminate geographic information of Haiti through the application of modern...
  45. Le Centre Régional Africain des Sciences et Technologies de l’Espace en Langue Française (CRASTE?LF) is a tanning and research institute in the field of space-based technologies, which was established under United Nations...
  46. In 1946, the Communicable Disease Centre (CDC) was created in Atlanta, Georgia as part of the wartime agency Malaria Control in War Areas (MCWA). The main activity of CDC concentrated at that time on fighting malaria by killing mosquitoes. Nowadays...
  47. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the State Office responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, executing and disseminating Foreign Policy as determined by the President of the Republic. It is also responsible for coordinating the activities...
  48. The Ministry of National Assets is in charge of recognizing, managing and administrating the fiscal patrimony of all Chileans, maintaining the cadastre of the state property to date. It develops, in coordination with other state agencies, policies...
  49. The Chilean National Office for Emergency is part of the Ministry of Interior and Public Security. It is in charge of coordinating the National Civil Protection System. The mission of ONEMI is to plan, prompt, articulate and execute prevention,...
  50. The SNIT is part of the Chilean Ministry of National Assets. One of the main goals of the SNIT is to make available public geospatial information to citizens and diverse organizations for decision-making. The SNIT is a permanent mechanism of...
  51. The Chilean Space Agency belongs to the Chilean Ministry of National Defence. It facilitates the development of space based-information and technology for the application in different national activities. It promotes the use of geospatial...
  52. The Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (IDEAM) is a government agency of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Colombia. It is in charge of producing and managing the scientific and technical...
  53. The Department of Prevention and Emergency of the District of Bogotá (DPAE) was created in 1999 with the function to coordinate all prevention and emergency response activities in Bogota. In 2010, DPAE ceased to exist and all its functions were...
  54. The Colombian Geological Survey (previously INGEOMINAS) is attached to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, which is part of the National System of Science, Technology and Innovation (SNCTI ). It performs basic and applied scientific research on the...
  55. The CCE is the gateway, through which, Colombia can achieve strengthening of knowledge of the Earth and Outer Space by mean of processes of coordination, agreement, institutional and social participation, including modern technologies and the...
  56. The Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) coordinates civil space-borne observations of the Earth.  Participating agencies strive to enhance international coordination and data exchange and to optimize societal benefit. Currently, 52...
  57. The CGIAR is a global partnership of research organizations dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger, improving human health and nutrition, and enhancing ecosystem resilience through agricultural research. Consortium for spatial Information (CGIAR-...
  58. Cooperative Institute for Meteorological satellite Studies (CIMSS) is a Cooperative Institute formed through a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
  59. CIMSS is a Cooperative Institute formed through a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration...
  60. The CSIR is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organizations in Africa, which was established an Act of Parliament of South Africa in 1945 as a science council. The CSIR focused its efforts in...
  61. The data Exchange Platform for the Horn of Africa is an inter-agency initiative of the UN and other humanitarian organizations operating in the Horn of Africa. It was launched in 2002 to meet mission-critical data and services and increase...
  62. The DGODT is a governmental institution, part of the Economy, Planning and Development Secretary. It is responsible for the creation of public policies for a sustainable development of the territory, as spatial expression of the economic, social,...
  63. The geological Surveys are national organizations which guarantee an updated geological and environmental knowledge on the national territory of the Dominican Republic. They are responsible for executing national geological mapping on an appropriate...
  64. The Dominican Institute for Water Resources’ responsibility is to ensure citizens’ access to water in a healthy and equitable way and to organize efficiently the management of the water resources in social and environmental harmony. It...
  65. The Institute of Technology “Las Americas” is a technical institution for higher education, specialized in technical-vocational training, English as a second language, and high technology areas, under a model of “technical college...
  66. The Dominican Meteorological Office aims to develop, implement and provide meteorological services that are within the jurisdiction of the State. It is the national regulator of research and production of meteorological information. Website: http://...
  67. Website: http://www.secffaa.mil.do/
  68. The Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ mission is to promote a foreign policy in favour of the national interests of the Dominican Republic, oriented to the defence and safeguard of its sovereignty, peace and international security...
  69. The Dominican Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ mission is to promote a foreign policy in favour of the national interests of the Dominican Republic, oriented to the defence and safeguard of its sovereignty, peace and international security...
  70. The National Emergency Commission’s main goal is to ensure and appropriate response and management of disasters caused by floods, earthquakes, storms, hurricanes, fires, shortage, inadequate distribution of material supply, or other similar...
  71. The Ministry of environment and Natural Resources is responsible for establishing standards for the conservation, protection, enhancement and restoration of the environment and natural resources, ensuring their sustainable utilization. Website: http...
  72. The SESPAS is the Dominican Ministry of Health. It is responsible for guaranteeing equitable access to high quality health services, promoting social health through the essential functions of public health to satisfy the needs of the Dominican...
  73. The National Statistics Office (ONE) is the institution that controls the official statistics in the Dominican Republic since 1936. As technically specialized organism and coordinator of the National Statistical System, its mission is to produce and...
  74. 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...
  75. 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...
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. The National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology is an entity with administrative and technical autonomy, with national jurisdiction throughout Ecuador and with international representation. It maintains the representation of Ecuador in the...
  79. The National Military Geographic Institute of Ecuador is a Technical Institution within the Ecuadoran military. It was created to develop the national mapping and the geographic and cartographic files of the country. It also develops services in the...
  80. The Ministry of Education’s mission is to ensure both access to and quality of Early Childhood, Elementary and High School Education in Ecuador. It does so through the integral, holistic and inclusive education of children, youth and adults,...
  81. The Ecuadoran Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Integration directs the implementation of the international policy of the State, orientates and coordinates the work of the diplomatic missions and consular offices, and exercises legal and...
  82. The Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador is the national health authority; therefore it exercises the steering, regulation, planning, management, coordination and control of the Ecuadoran public health. It does so through the health monitoring,...
  83. 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...
  84. The main mission of the Ecuadoran Secretariat for Planning and Development is to manage and to coordinate the National Decentralized System of Participatory Planning for the sectoral and territorial development of the country by establishing goals...
  85. The Ecuadoran Secretariat for Risk Management is the Governmental institution that is concerned with risk reduction and emergency and disaster management. Its mission is to ensure the protection of people and communities from the adverse effects of...
  86. The Eduardo Mondlane University (Portuguese: Universidade Eduardo Mondlane) is the oldest and largest university in Mozambique. The UEM is located in Maputo and has about 27,000 students. Website: http://www.uem.mz/
  87. The functions of El Salvador's General Directorate for Civil Protection (Dirección General de Protección Civil, Prevención y Mitigación de Desastres - DGPC) are as follows: Develop the Plan of Civil Protection, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation...
  88. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of El Salvador (Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería - MAG) governs all activities carried out by the State in regard to agriculture and livestock and with regard to fishing and aquaculture. As in all...
  89. El Salvador's Ministry of environment and Natural Resources (MARN) has the mandate to be the head of the national environmental management in El Salvador: It is a respected institution that vigorously promotes civic culture of environmental risk...
  90. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador's mission is to exercise diplomatic relations open to the world, promote development and cooperation; consular relations and promote the protection of the rights of Salvadorans abroad. Its main...
  91. The Government of El Salvador has established the Ministry of Public Health (Ministerio de Salud Pública - MINSAL) with the goal of ensuring public health of the citizens of the country and to enable various activities that fall within the...
  92. The Ministry of Public Works, Transport, Housing and Urban Development (Ministerio de Obras Públicas, Transporte, Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano - MOP) is responsible for all public roads in El Salvador. The Ministry encourages good land management to...
  93. The National Geographic and Land Registry Institute in El Salvador (ICGN) aims to develop the official maps folowing the territorial delimitation with neighboring countries, departments and municipalities in the country. In addition, the Institute...
  94. The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment it was established December 2, 1970. EPA's purpose is to ensure that:  all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live...
  95. The death toll from the 12 January 2010earthquake in Haiti stands at over 220,000 people. 1.3 million have been displaced by the earthquake. The EU response to the plight of the Haitian people was prompt and included civil protection. Alongside the...
  96. The Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) was created in 1998 by the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) as part of its policy on “Enhanced Practical Cooperation in the Field of International Disaster Relief...
  97. The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (ECMWF) is an indipendent intergovernmental organization supported by 34 states. The principal objectives of the Centre are: development and operation of global models and data-assimilation...
  98. The Humanitarian Aid department of the European Commission (ECHO) was established in 1992 and works in the area of emergency assistance and relief to the victims of natural disasters or armed conflict outside the European Union. ECHO concentrates...
  99. The EDO pages contain drought-relevant information such as maps of indicators derived from different data sources (e.g., precipitation measurements, satellite measurements, modelled soil moisture content). Different tools, like Graphs and Compare...
  100. The Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) established in 1998 an expert group to develop and implement advance methods for the evaluation of forest fire danger and mapping vulnerable areas in Europe. In 2000, the European...
  101. EUMETSAT is an intergovernmental organisation that was founded in 1986. EUMETSAT is a global operational satellite agency at the heart of Europe. Our purpose is to gather accurate and reliable satellite data on weather, climate and the environment...
  102. The EU maintains diplomatic relations with nearly all countries in the world. It has strategic partnerships with key international players, is deeply engaged with emerging powers around the globe, and has signed bilateral Association Agreements with...
  103. The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, was established in 1950 and is located in Enschede, Netherlands. Its main areas of expertise are geo-information science and earth observation for: earth...
  104. The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) is a USAID-funded activity that collaborates with international, regional and national partners to provide timely and rigorous early warning and vulnerability information on emerging and evolving...
  105. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was established by Presidential Order in 1979 and is part of the United States Department of Homeland Security since 2003. The work of FEMA takes place in its headquarter in Washington D.C., and at...
  106. The Fiji Department of the Ministry of Public Utilities is directly responsible for policy formulation, planning, design, regulation, coordination and implementation of programs, and project services relating to public works, roads, shipping,...
  107. The NDMO was established to facilitate, coordinate and manage national disaster risk reduction and disaster management activities to enhance the provisions of a safer and more secure Fiji. The managed activities involve the establishment of...
  108. The roles and responsibilities of the Forestry Department are the formulation and implementation of policy initiatives and the administration of the regulatory framework to facilitate Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in all types of forests. Its...
  109. The Fiji Land Information System is a major government project, part of the Ministry of Lands and Mineral resources, designed to create a coordinated system for storing and providing 'core' information about land in the Republic of Fiji. Website:...
  110. Established in 1994, the National Fire Authority assumed responsibilities to provide fire services for the entire nation of Fiji. Most of NFA's overall activities involve responding to incidents and suppressing fires. NFA responds to a variety of...
  111. Among the key activities of the MRD are providing geoscientific information on Fiji, developing policies on mining and providing other relevant information and assistance for investors in the mining sector. MRD furthermore facilitates the...
  112. The mission of the Applied Geoscience and Technology Division is "to help Pacific island people position themselves to respond effectively to the challenges they face and make informed decisions about their future and the future they wish to...
  113. FAO's mandate is to support members in their efforts to ensure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food. FAO can help by supporting policies and political commitments that promote food security and good nutrition and by making...
  114. Agriculture is one of the main drivers of Togo’s economy, but the steep drop in global cotton prices in recent years dealt a blow to many farmers. The rates of food insecurity and vulnerability are really high, as well as the country’s...
  115. Group of Earth Observation is a voluntary partnership of governments and international organizations. It provides a framework within which these partners can develop new projects and coordinate their strategies and investments. The Group on Earth...
  116. GeoSUR is a program of the Andean Development Corporation established in 2007, which aims the establishment of a decentralized network to diffuse geographic information of South America. This objective will be achieved through the most recent space-...
  117. The German Agency for International Cooperation or (GIZ) is an international enterprise owned by the German Federal Government, operating in many fields across more than 130 countries. As a federal enterprise, they support the German Government in...
  118. In 1961, the Ghana Government decided to undertake The Ghana Nuclear Reactor Project (GNRP). The project was intended to introduce nuclear science and technology into the country and to exploit the peaceful applications of nuclear energy for...
  119. The Environmental Protection Agency is the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in Ghana. It aims to make sure that air, land and water are looked after by everyone in today's society, so that tomorrow's...
  120. The Forestry Commission of Ghana is responsible for the regulation of utilization of forest and wildlife resources, the conservation and management of those resources and the coordination of policies related to them. The Commission embodies the...
  121. Geological Survey Department (GSD) was founded in 1913 and has since been the main repository of the country’s geosciences database. GSD is responsible for the study of the country in detail to assess its resource potential. More information...
  122. The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) exists to provide efficient and reliable meteorological information by collecting, processing, archiving Analysing and dissemination of findings/meteorological information to end users. More information and...
  123. The Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Ghana's Mission is to promote sustainable agriculture and thriving agribusiness through research and technology development, effective extension and other support services to farmers, processors and...
  124. The Ghana National Fire and Rescue Service (GNFRS) is an agency under the Ghanaian Ministry of the Interior, constituting Ghana's nationwide fire service. It was established as the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) by the GNFS Act of 1997 (Act...
  125. The mission of the Ghana Statistical Service is to be the country's leader in the production of official statistics, providing stakeholders with high quality statistical data. The Law (PNDC Law 135) established the Statistical Service Board as...
  126. The Town and Country Planning Department (TCPD) was established in 1945 and charged with the responsibility of planning and management of growth and development of cities, towns and villages in the country. It therefore seeks to promote sustainable...
  127. GDACS is a cooperation framework under the United Nations umbrella. It includes disaster managers and disaster information systems worldwide and aims at filling the information and coordination gap in the first phase after major disasters. ...
  128. Global Monitoring for environment and Security (GMES) is a European Union-led initiative for the implementation of information services dealing with environment and security.  GMES is based on observation data received from Earth Observation...
  129. The Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics (GOFC-GOLD) is hosted by the Environment Assessment and Management Unit (NRCE), Food and Agriculture Organisationof the United Nations  a coordinated international effort working to...
  130. The GSDI Association is an inclusive organization of organizations, agencies, firms, and individuals from around the world. The purpose of the organization is to promote international cooperation and collaboration in support of local, national and...
  131. Guatemala’s territory, due to its geographical, geological and tectonic conditions, is classified as one of the countries with a highest potential for multiple natural hazards. And due to its social and economic situation as well as its...
  132. The Institute of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment is one of the ten Institutes for research established in the University Rafael Sandivar. It promotes knowledge generation processes that provide solutions to progress in a sustainable...
  133. The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food of Guatemala is a public institution that promotes the sustainable management of the natural resources in order to prompt the territorial, agricultural, forestall and hydro-biological development. It...
  134. The Ministry of environment and Natural Resources is the public entity specialized in the area of environment and natural goods and services from the Public Sector. Its mission is to protect the natural systems that develop and sustain life in all...
  135. As the diplomatic representative of the State, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides the Guatemalan nationality and ensures compliance of the Migration Legislation. It delineates and preserves the boundaries of the national territory and...
  136. Its mission is to ensure the right to health of the inhabitants of Guatemala, exercising the leadership of the health sector through conduction, coordination and regulation of the health services, and controlling the financing and management of the...
  137. The National Council for Science and Technology is the governing body in the field of scientific and technological progress, and it is responsible for the promotion and coordination of scientific and technological activities carried out by the...
  138. The National Geographic Institute "Engineer Alfredo Gomez Obiols" is an agency of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food (MAGA). It is the public agency dedicated to generate reliable geographic and cartographic information for...
  139. INSIVUMEH is the entity that constantly monitors the surge, weather, earthquakes and volcanoes in Guatemala, a country with high risks of natural disasters. It does so in order to predict, prevent, adequately manage and minimise the consequences of...
  140. The SESAN is the institution responsible for planning, coordinating, integrating and monitoring the interventions food and nutritional security interventions in the public sector, society and international cooperation organisms. Website: http://www....
  141. The SEGEPLAN is the State planning body, established as an institution to support the powers of the presidency. It contributes to the formulation of the general development policy of the government and assesses its implementation and impact. Website...
  142. The Directorate for Civil Protection (DPC) is an entity managed by the Ministry of Interior and Territorial Communities (MICT). It is primarily in charge of the risk and disaster management in Haiti. Website: http://protectioncivilehaiti.net/
  143. The object of research of the GFZ is the Earth system – our planet, on and from which we live. GFZ researches focus on the study the Earth and its characteristics, as well as the processes which occur on its surface and within its interior....
  144. The National Housing Trust (NHT) was established in 1976 through an amendment to the National Insurance Act of 1976. NHT’s mission is to increase and enhance the stock of available housing in Jamaica as well as providing financial assistance...
  145. ESCAP is the regional development arm of the United Nations and serves as the economic and social development hub for the UN in Asia and the Pacific. Its mandate is to foster cooperation between its 53 Member States and 9 associate members for...
  146. ITHACA is an Italian non-profit association, founded in November 2006 by the Politecnico di Torino and the Higher Institute on Innovation Territorial Systems (Si.T.I.). ITHACA’s competences are related to the acquisition, management,...
  147. The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO was created in 1960 and promotes international cooperation and coordinates programmes in marine research, services, observation systems, hazard mitigation and capacity development. One of its...
  148. The IASPEI promotes the study of the structure, properties and processes of the Earth. It is one of the eight Associations that comprises the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics.  Read more about IASPEI.
  149. ICSU’s mission is to strengthen international science for the benefit of society. To do this, ICSU mobilizes the knowledge and resources of the international science community to: Identify and address major issues of importance to science and...
  150. The mission of the IRI is to enhance society’s capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of climate in order to improve human welfare and the environment, especially in developing countries. The IRI conducts this mission...
  151. The International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM) was established in February 13,1996 in Tsukuba Japan by the participants of the Preparatory Meeting of the ISCGM. And the First Meeting of the ISCGM was held in February 14, 1996. The...
  152. The UN/ISDR is the focal point in the UN System to promote links and synergies between, and the coordination of, disaster reduction activities in the socio-economic, humanitarian and development fields, as well as to support policy integration. It...
  153. The International Tsunami Information Centre (ITIC) was created in 1965 by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). ITIC develops the following main...
  154. IWMI is one of 15 international research centers supported by the network of 60 governments, private foundations and international and regional organizations collectively known as the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR...
  155. Regional Committee for the Western Pacific was established in 1977. In 1989 the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific was transformed into the IOC Sub-Commission for the Western Pacific (WESTPAC). The WESTPAC areas of expertise are, namely:...
  156. Through operating the Jamaica Seismograph Network and affiliating with other Caribbean and Regional networks, the Earthquake Unit seeks to understand earthquake processes in and around Jamaica and advice the society about earthquake hazards, thereby...
  157. The Agency is the Government’s lead agency responsible for the management and conservation of the country’s forest resources. The functions of the Department are mandated under the Forest Act 1996 and are aimed at managing forests on a...
  158. The Land Information Council of Jamaica (LICJ) was established by the Jamaican Government in 1991 and is comprised of nine sub-committees. The Council is responsible for organising and ensuring the development and maintenance of a national networked...
  159. The mission of the Meteorological Service is to take full advantage of the present knowledge of weather and climate, to take steps to improve significantly that knowledge and to foresee and prevent potential man-made changes in climate that might be...
  160. The MGD has the statutory responsibility under the Mining Act and the Quarries Control Act to exercise general supervision over all prospecting, mining and quarrying operations throughout the island. The Division also manages the investigation,...
  161. The National environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is an Executive Agency that became operational on April 1, 2001. Its aim is to integrate environmental, planning and sustainable development policies and programmes and to improve customer service...
  162. The NSDI is entity responsible for the technology, policies, standards, human resources and related activities necessary to acquire process, distribute, use, maintain and preserve spatial data throughout all levels of government, the private and non...
  163. Disaster preparedness is a dynamic function, which includes the identification of disaster threats and risks throughout the country and the formulation of plans to create a state of readiness to meet the needs of victims when a disaster strikes. As...
  164. A Parish Council is the lowest local authority of governance in Jamaica. Local affairs are administered by individual Parish Councils whose members are elected. Some of the functions that are the responsibility of Parish Councils are: Public Health...
  165. The Planning Institute of Jamaica is an Agency of the Ministry of Finance and Planning. It is committed to leading the process of policy formulation on economic and social issues and external co-operation management to achieve sustainable...
  166. One of Jamaica's primary means of survival in the current global economic environment rests in agriculture. Because of this fact, finding innovative strategies to facilitate increased production and greater yield of the produce for the local and...
  167. The Water Resources Authority (WRA) is responsible for the management, protection, and controlled allocation and use of Jamaica's water resources. The WRA maintains a hydrological database and provides data, information, and technical assistance to...
  168. JAXA is pursuing great possibilities in various aerospace fields and is striving to succeed with various research and development missions in order to contribute to the peace and happiness of humankind. It is active in several areas, including the...
  169. JICA assists and supports developing countries as the executing agency of Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA). In accordance with its vision of “Inclusive and Dynamic Development,” JICA supports the resolution of issues of...
  170. The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is a research based policy support organisation and an integral part of the European Commission. The JRC is providing the scientific advice and technical know-how to support a wide range of EU policies. Our status as...
  171. The mission of the Kenya Defence Forces is to defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic, assist and cooperate with other authorities in situations of emergency or disaster and restore peace in any part of Kenya...
  172. The Department of Resource Surveys and remote sensing (DRSRS) formerly known as Kenya Rangeland Ecological Monitoring Unit (KREMU) was established in 1976 with funding from the Government of Kenya and Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA...
  173. The main functions of the Kenya Meteorological Service include: Provision of meteorological and climatological services to agriculture, forestry, water resources management, civil aviation and the private sector including industry, commerce and...
  174. The function of the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Kenya include Health Policy, Sanitation Policy, Preventive and Promotive Health Services, HIV/AIDS Programme and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Treatment and Management, Health Education...
  175. The National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) of Kenya was established in January 1998 by an act of Parliament to act as the focal point for co-ordinating response to emergencies and disasters in Kenya. Its mandate is to monitor, co-ordinate,...
  176. Kenya's National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) is mandated to provide leadership and coordination of Kenya’s effort in the management of drought risks and enhancing adaptation to climate change. The Legal Notice gives the NDMA the...
  177. The National Space Secretariat, under the Chairmanship of the Principal Secretary, coordinates all space related activities in the Country. The Secretariat comprises of stake holding Ministries and Institutions in space related disciplines. The main...
  178. Kenya RedCross is one of the international Red Cross societies that exist around the world. Established in 1961, the Kenya Red Cross supports and runs a number of projects and aims to raising awareness to the Kenyan public about current issues or...
  179. Kenya's Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA) is a state corporation under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation established under the Water Act 2002 and charged with being the lead agency in water resources management in the country. More...
  180. The Commission for Controlling the desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC) was established under Article XIV within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. As per the establishment agreement, the...
  181. The Department is responsible for all matters to do with climate change and meteorological services such As climate and weather. The Department is based in Blantyre. For more information and contact details click here.
  182. Established through the Disaster Preparedness and Relief Act of 1991, the Department of Disaster Management Affairs is the Government of Malawi’s agency responsible for coordinating and directing the implementation of disaster risk management...
  183. The Department is based in Zomba and it is responsible for all issues to do with geology. For more information and contact information click here.
  184. Learn more about the Malawi Department of Land, Housing and Urban Development.
  185. The Department handles all matters to do with Malawi’s Forest reserves and it is housed at City Centre. For more information and contact information click here.
  186. The Ministry's mission is to promote and facilitate agricultural productivity so as to ensure food security, increased incomes and creation of employment opportunities through the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources,...
  187. The mandate of the Ministry is to ascertain a sustainable provision of water supply and sanitation services and implementation of irrigation development programmes in order to contribute to socio-economic growth in Malawi. For more information and...
  188. The Maldivian Department of National Planning runs under the Ministry of Finance and Treasury. Its mission is to plan, facilitate and co-ordinate national development towards a nation of excellence, and its main objectives are to promote national...
  189. Realizing and understanding the role of meteorological services for socio-economic planning and the development of the country, the Department of meteorology was established on 1 July 1980 as an independent office reporting to the President’s...
  190. The mission of the Ministry of Health and Family in the Maldives is to establish systems for health, well-being and social protection of its people, to provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare services and drug rehabilitation services,...
  191. NDMC is committed to taking pro-active and timely measures to prevent or reduce the impact of disasters on the Maldivian people and economy through its efficient staff and collaborative efforts with National, Regional and International Agencies...
  192. Mandalay Institute of Technology initially pursued undergraduate courses in the fields of science and engineering. On 1st July 1998, MIT was renamed to Mandalay Technological University (MTU). Since its foundation, the university has continued to...
  193. In a humanitarian crisis, relief agencies need rapid answers to questions about 'where'. Where are the greatest needs? Where are the gaps that need to be filled? MapAction is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that works in disaster zones...
  194. IntraSearch, Inc. (dba MapMart) is a full-scope geospatial data and services company headquartered in Lone Tree, Colorado in the United States. Founded in 1951, IntraSearch, Inc. has been providing aerial photography, photogrammetry, image...
  195. The Marine Geoscience data System (MGDS), part of the Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA) facility, provides access to data portals for the NSF-supported Ridge 2000, MARGINS, and GeoPRISMS programs, the Antarctic...
  196. The agreement for the establishment of the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (CRECTEALC) was signed by the governments of Mexico and Brazil in 1997.The CRECTEALC impart long duration courses on...
  197. The United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) was established on 1 June 2004 after President Bertrand Aristide departed Haiti for exile in the aftermath of an armed conflict which spread to several cities across the country. The...
  198. The Monitoring and Information Centre was created in 2001 through the establishment of a “Community Mechanism to facilitate reinforced cooperation in civil protection assistance interventions”. The expertice areas of the MIC are the...
  199. IIAM, Mozambique's Institute of Agricultural Research, is part of the Ministry for Agriculture of Mozambique. It is mainly involved in disaster management activities through the provision of important baseline data sets. This includes a national...
  200. CENACARTA (National Cartography and Remote Sensing Centre) is an independent centre under the Ministry of Agriculture. The main tasks of CENACARTA are to provide baseline GIS data, facilitate purchase of satellite data, and provide topographic and...
  201. IIAM, Mozambique's Institute of Agricultural Research, is part of the Ministry for Agriculture of Mozambique. It is mainly involved in disaster management activities through the provision of important baseline data sets. This includes a national...
  202. DNAPOT is part of the Ministry for Environmental Coordination of Mozambique (MICAO). MICAO's website: http://www.micoa.gov.mz/
  203. The National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC), established in 1999, coordinates Disaster Risk management activities in Mozambique. INGC operates under the Ministry of State Administration (MAE) and is mandated to coordinate emergencies,...
  204. INE is part of the Ministry of Finance of Mozambique (MF). INE is in charge of collecting census data and undertake regular surveys on different socio-economic related aspects. Currently INE is also starting to collect information on climate change...
  205. INAM is part of the Ministry for Transportation and Communication (MTC). provides daily weather forecasts (twice a day) to the public and INGC. Next to this forecasts, seasonal outlooks (especially before the rainy season) on expected precipitation...
  206. ARA-Sul is the water agency responsible for the river basins in southern Mozambique, including the trans-boundary flood prone rivers Limpopo and Maputo. It is strongly involved in the hydrological modelling including water availability, dam...
  207. The Technical University of Mozambique is currently conducting different research activities in disaster risk management. This includes the training of national technicians on GIS applied to DRM, applied research in students’ thesis, mapping...
  208. In view of the importance of the Myanmar forestry sector in enhancing national socio-economic development, and ensuring ecological balance and environmental stability, the Myanmar Forest Policy has been formulated in a holistic and balanced manner...
  209. The Department of Geological Survey & Mineral Exploration Ministry of Mines is a Division of the Ministry of Mines of Burma and carries out research in geological and mineral resources. The Department functions according to the Myanmar Mines Law...
  210. The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH) is under the administration of the Ministry of Transport and Communication. The objectives of the DMH are to take precautionary measures against and minimize the effects of natural disasters, to...
  211. The Myanmar Disaster Preparedness Agency (MDPA) is the national focal point for planning, executing, facilitating and coordinating disaster preparedness activities. The Myanmar National Disaster Preparedness Agency (MDPA) was constituted in 2011...
  212. The Myanmar Engineering Society is an association in Myanmar with membership open to all engineers. Its objectives are to enable active participation of engineers and architects in the development and dissemination of knowledge in nation-building...
  213. Fire is the most frequent disaster in Myanmar as on average approximately 900 cases are reported every year in Myanmar. The Fire Services Department under Ministry of Social Welfare Relief and Resettlement is responsible for fire precaution, fire...
  214. To promote the effectiveness and success in the development of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Science and Technology was established on 2 October 1996.The Ministry of Science and Technology is based on the Myanmar Science and Technology...
  215. This ministry was established in 1952. It was reconstituted under the name of the Ministry of Relief, Resettlement and National Unity in 1957. Then, it was a department under the Ministry of Social Welfare. The Ministry of Social Welfare was...
  216. Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) was established with the objectives to provide relief for victims of natural disasters to ease their sufferings and take precautionary steps as to minimize loss of lives and property of the victims of natural...
  217. The Directorate exists to develop a functional national disaster risk reduction system that minimizes community vulnerability to hazards and effectively manages the impact of disasters within the context of sustainable development for Namibia by...
  218. The mission of the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry is to realize the potential of the agricultural, water and forestry sectors towards the promotion of an efficient and sustainable socio-economic development for a prosperous Namibia....
  219. NRSC’s largest core area in humanitarian aid is health and care. NRCS implements health programmes such as HIV and AIDS, water and sanitation, hygiene promotion and first aid, tuberculosis and malaria. Website: http://www.redcross.org.na/
  220. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was created by the National Aeronautics and Space Act in 1958. NASA, as agency of the Unite States government, has “the mission to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific...
  221. In the 1980's, it was observed that the number of disasters and their impacts were increasing world - wide. This situation alarmed the United Nations Organisation, which held various conferences on the issue, leading to the U N Declaration GAD...
  222. NDRCC is the National Disaster Reduction Centre of China. NDRCC is an agency providing information and technological support, including a national disaster database which local civil affairs departments access to enter details about the disaster.
  223. The National Emergency Management Agency was established via Act 12 as amended by Act 50 of 1999, to manage disasters in Nigeria. Therefore, from inception, NEMA has been tackling disaster related issues through the establishment of concrete...
  224.   The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is a division of the NOAA National Weather Service and it is also part of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) located at Florida International University in Miami. The NHC mission is...
  225.   NOAA was created in 1970 as a science-based agency under the U.S. Department of Commerce. Its mission is “to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment and to conserve, protect, and manage coastal, marine, and Great...
  226. The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" An...
  227. Under the auspices of the United Nations, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) established the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Pacific Tsunami Warning System (ICG/PTWS) in 1968. Its main activity is providing warning for...
  228. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) makes possible the coordination between governments and the humanitarian community in case of disasters. Thus, OCHA established its presence in Sri Lank after the 2004...
  229. The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) coordinates and provides U.S. Government humanitarian assistance in case of humanitarian emergency outside the United States. To coordinate effectively these activities, OFDA is organized into...
  230. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) is a service institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) that is principally mandated to mitigate disasters that may arise from volcanic eruptions, earthquakes,...
  231. PAGASA is the Philippine national institution dedicated to provide flood and typhoon warnings, public weather forecasts and advisories, meteorological, astronomical, climatological, and other specialized information and services primarily for the...
  232. The Philippines Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), as steward of the country's mineral resources, is committed to the promotion of sustainable mineral resources development, aware of its contribution to national economic growth and countryside...
  233. The National Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (NDRRMC), formerly known as the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), is a working group of various government, non-government, civil sector and private sector organizations of...
  234. The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) surveys and maps the land and water resources of the Philippines. One of NAMRIA's major mandates is to provide both the public and private sectors with mapmaking services as well...
  235. The National Civil Defense Administration (NCDA) was established on August 18, 1954 through Republic Act 1190 otherwise known as the Civil Defense Act of 1954. It was later on abolished and its functions and personnel were transferred to a newly...
  236.   The PreventionWeb proposes to be a single entry point to the full range of global disaster risk reduction activities and enable countries to build and strengthen National DRR Platforms. For organizations working in disaster reduction,...
  237. The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), previously known as Regional Centre for Services in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (RCSSMRS) was established in Nairobi, Kenya in 1975 under the auspices of the United...
  238. The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) was established in Nairobi - Kenya in 1975 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the then Organization of African Unity (OAU), today...
  239. The Regional Centre for training in Aerospace Surveys was created in 1972 under the auspices of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) with a mandate for Training, Research, Consultancy and Advisory Services in Geo informatics. Participating...
  240. The Regional Disaster Management Centre of Excellence (RDMCOE) is a regional initiative with the following participating states: Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, and...
  241.   ReliefWeb is the world’s leading on-line gateway to information (documents and maps) on humanitarian emergencies and disasters.ReliefWeb disseminates timely, reliable and relevant humanitarian information by updating its web site around...
  242. The SADC Regional Remote Sensing Unit (RRSU) is part of the Regional Food Security Programme. The RRSU was conceived as a project in 1988 and received technical assistance from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In 1998, the...
  243. The State of El Salvador has established in 2011 the Secretariat for Vulnerability Issues of the Presidency of El Salvador (SAV) with the mandate to implement actions necessary to prevent and eradicate vulnerability that the country faces with...
  244.   SERVIR is an international collaboration sponsored by NASA and USAID to provide solutions for environmental monitoring and decision support in developing regions around the world, using satellite remote sensing and other geospatial data. It...
  245. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) designed and conducted the Severe Weather Forecasting Demonstration Project (SWFDP) in order to check the usefulness of the products currently available from NWP centers or products that can be made...
  246. The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) was established in 2010. Following a period of rapid growth and transition the agency has made significant advancements towards addressing its mandate of deriving greater value from space science and...
  247. The South African Weather Service has a variety of weather products and services which include: ·         Specialised weather forecasting services; ·     ...
  248. The Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) is an intergovernmental, regional organisation, which scope includes hazard assessment and risk management, environmental vulnerability, oceanography, energy, water and sanitation and...
  249. The mission of the Building Research Organisation is to promote and sustain research and development and provide technical services for disaster risk reduction and a safer environment. Website: http://www.nbro.gov.lk/web/index.php?lang=en
  250. Coastal regions are home to a large and growing population in Sri Lanka. The high concentration of population have produced many economic benefits from the coastal resources, in particular from fishing, tourism, and maritime activities, while having...
  251. The Department of Meteorology in Sri Lanka is in charge of providing services pertaining to Meteorology, Aeronautical Meteorology, Ocean Meteorology, Hydro Meteorology, Agricultural Meteorology, Climatology and Astronomy to government agencies, the...
  252. The Survey Department of Sri Lanka is the National Surveying and Mapping Organisation and also the national focal point of GIS and Remote Sensing with representation in the Global Mapping Project organised by the International Steering Committee for...
  253. DMS’s mission is to protect human life and property of the people and the environment of Sri Lanka from the consequence of disasters taking place in the national territory, by effectively dealing with them from a national perspective. DMC...
  254. The mission of the Ministry of Disaster Management of Sri Lanka is to facilitate harmony and the prosperity and dignity of human life through effective prevention and mitigation of natural and man-made disasters in Sri Lanka. Website: http://www....
  255. The Ministry of ICT and Telecommunication has the mission to provide information and communication services in a timely manner, through the development of telecommunication and Information Technology (IT) with the use of latest technology. It...
  256. The Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs as the Centre of Civil Administration facilitates and coordinates services related to the public administration, district administration, divisional administration, village administration, civil...
  257. The Ministry of Technology and Research (MoTR) was established with effect on 30th April, 2010 and is to formulate and implement policies pertaining to the popularization and advancement of science and technology. This includes scientific research...
  258. The mission of the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka is to ensure the availability of advanced and high quality communication technology services to all users at just, reasonable and affordable prices. This is to be achieved by...
  259. It is the apex body in the Sudanese Government to coordinate disaster management in the country. The Council is composed of 16 Ministries, the Governor of Khartoum State and the Civil Defense Administration. It is the main decision maker in case of...
  260. Its mission is to provide weather and climate information and services of quality to help decision-makers to plan and take action to ensure food security, poverty reduction and a sustainable development. The Meteorological Authority furthermore...
  261. The development of the agriculture is very important for the success of the Sudan’s aims to reduce poverty, increase the economic growth and achieve a sustainable development in the country. Therefore, the Ministry of Agriculture is...
  262. The Ministry of Health is focusing on the provision of equitable and quality health services that meet the Sudanese people’s expectations and needs, promote their health, improve their quality of life, and permit them to lead a dignified and...
  263. Sudan government has embarked on a process at the national level to develop a policy and strategic plan to give clarity and direction, and ascribes accountability for water, sanitation and hygiene development. The main mission of this Ministry is to...
  264. The Ministry of Science and Technology is responsible of contributing effectively to the construction of civilization by harnessing scientific research, science and technology for the development of natural resources and the achievement of economic...
  265. The remote sensing Authority (RSA) in Sudan was established in 1977, as a National Remote sensing Center (NRSC) within the National Council for Research, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. In 1996 the Remote Sensing Center was...
  266. The Survey of Bangladesh (SOB) is the national surveying and mapping agency for Bangladesh. The agency functions under the Ministry of Defence and is headed by the Surveyor General of Bangladesh. The main objectives and responsibilities of SOB are:...
  267. The Department of Surveys, commonly known as Survey of Kenya (SOK), is the official agency of the government of Kenya on all matters affecting land surveys and mapping. It has been in existence since 1903 and is one of the oldest Departments in the...
  268. The Swiss Seismological Service (SED) at ETH Zurich is the federal agency responsible for monitoring earthquakes in Switzerland and its neighboring countries and for assessing Switzerland’s seismic hazard. When an earthquake happens, the SED...
  269. The European environment Agency (EEA) is an agency of the European Union, with the task to provide sound, independent information on the environment. EEA is a major information source for those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and...
  270. Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency response organization. As part of a worldwide movement that offers neutral humanitarian care to the victims of war, the...
  271. In May 2009 the United Nations announced the appointment of former United States President Bill Clinton as the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Haiti. In August, Dr. Paul Farmer was appointed as Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti. Both Mr....
  272. The Coastal Response Research Center (CRRC) was established as a partnership between the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), through the Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R), and the University of New Hampshire (UNH),...
  273. DCNC is the responsible national mapping authority in Togo. Contact: Mr Kofi Dakey Direction Générale de la Cartographie (DGC) Ministre de l'quipement, Avenue 2 Fvrier, B.P. 500 Lomé, Togo Ph: (+228) 221 66 15 Fax: (+228) 221 57...
  274. MERF is responsible for coordinating the development and implementing policies about all that concerns environmental issues, forest resources and wildlife. It also aims to develop the legislation for environmental protection, prevention and fight...
  275. The principal role of the Ministry of Lands, Surveys, Natural Resources and environment is managing lands, mineral resources and energy for the benefit of all its stakeholders and developing and implementing programmes for the environment. The...
  276. Türksat is the only communications satellite operator in Turkey. Türksat Corporation was established by the Additional Clause 33 added to the Telegram and Telephone Act numbered 406 with the article 5 of the Act about Making Amendments in Various...
  277. The United Nations began its work in Sri Lanka in 1952 making it one of the first countries in the world to have a UN development programme. Three years later, on 14th December 1955, Sri Lanka was admitted as a member state of the UN. The UN is in...
  278. The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people...
  279. UNICEF has been operating in Malawi since 1964. The current UNICEF/Government of Malawi Country Programme of Cooperation aims to support national efforts to progressively realise the rights of children and women through improved child survival,...
  280. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is a political mission established by the Security Council in 2002 at the request of the Government to assist it and the people of Afghanistan in laying the foundations for sustainable...
  281. After 36 years of internal armed conflict in Guatemala, thousands of confidential facts about the actions of the State have been registered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Thanks to UNDP/BCPR’s technical and expert support,...
  282.   UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on...
  283. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is present in Burkina Faso since 1966. It forges partnerships at all levels of society to promote nations’ resilience to carry out a growth that would improve the quality of life for everyone....
  284. UNDP is the United Nations' global development network available to the UN system. Advocating for change and connecting countries to share knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. Present in 177 countries and...
  285. 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...
  286. The United Nations Program for Development is the agency of the UN system, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP operates in 177 countries and territories,...
  287. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations that can withstand crisis, and that drive and sustain growth that improves the quality of life for everyone...
  288. UNDP works to promote the advancement of Human Development for the people of Jamaica. They do so by supporting good governance, poverty reduction and sound environmental management, by providing quality advisory and support services and by building...
  289. UNDP operates projects under the umbrella of five priority areas namely: Poverty Reduction, Democratic Governance, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Energy and environment and Disaster Risk Reduction. UNDP Kenya has a strong relationship with...
  290. In Malawi, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting the Government to use development resources effectively and accountably to achieve the objectives of the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy and attain the Millennium...
  291. UNDP works with the people and the government of the Maldives to reduce disparities and vulnerabilities, to promote democratic governance, to protect the environment, and to empower communities. Technical expertise, advisory support, and UNDP...
  292. UNDP has worked in Mozambique since 1976, when the agreement of cooperation between UNDP and the Government of Mozambique was made. The Standard Basic Framework Agreement attached below was signed just after Independence in 1976, and establishes...
  293. UNDP has been implementing the Human Development Initiative (HDI) in Myanmar since 1994 to provide support to poor communities in areas of food security, primary health care, environment, HIV/AIDS, and training and education. UNDP currently works in...
  294. UNDP in Namibia supports the Government of Namibia in identifying key challenges in meeting its Vision 2030 and the Millennium Development Goals. Improving capacities at the national, regional and local level for achieving the MDGs and Vision 2030...
  295. The United Nations have accompanied Togo since 1961 in training of human resources, institutional capacity building, technology transfer, etc. UNDP supports Togo to achieve national development objectives oriented towards the fight against poverty...
  296. The United Nations Disaster Management Team in Vietnam is a group of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Vietnam. This group aims to coordinate emergency relief among UN Agencies and NGOs in collaboration with the Government and the...
  297. The United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s (UN-habitat) mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable urban development with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN-HABITAT is committed to supporting Malawi in...
  298. 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...
  299. In Maldives, UNICEF is trying to ensure exclusive breastfeeding and quality complementary feeding, together with safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. It also tries to improve the quality of education and prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in...
  300.   The mission of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is to mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to: alleviate human...
  301. The Sahel, in Burkina Faso is facing an unprecedented crisis situation since 2005. A deficit of cereal production is exposing vulnerable people and children to acute malnutrition due to high food prices and the lack of food security. Moreover, as a...
  302. OCHA led the humanitarian response to Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January 2010, which killed 217,300 people and affected 2.1 million Haitians. Ten months later, with the country still struggling to recover from the earthquake, a cholera...
  303. OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall...
  304. In July 2011, Togo had received more than 4,000 refugees, most of whom are women and children. The majority of asylum seekers and refugees live in host communities and in urban settings, often in difficult conditions, without access to food and with...
  305. OCHA led the humanitarian response to Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January 2010, which killed 217,300 people and affected 2.1 million Haitians. Tens months later, with the country still struggling to recover from the earthquake, a cholera...
  306. Despite being a resource-rich country with a strong agricultural base, Myanmar is among the poorest nations in the world. Years of conflict and unresolved ethnic differences have contributed to the displacement of around 450,000 people and an influx...
  307. In 2003, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was created by President George W. Bush and a bipartisan Congress. PEPFAR aims to combat HIV/AIDS, establishing and expanding the infrastructure necessary to deliver prevention,...
  308. Founded in 1862, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient...
  309. In 1879, the United States Geological Survey was created and it is part of the United States Department of the Interior. The USGS is the “largest water, earth, and biological science and civilian mapping agency” in the United States and...
  310. The University of El Salvador was founded on Feb. 16, 1841. Approximately 20,000 undergraduate student are enrolled and more than 8,000 graduate students. It is composed of various Faculties and Schools including the Faculty of History, Geography...
  311. The Department of Geography and Resource Development is part of the University of Ghana. More information and contact details: http://www.ug.edu.gh/index1.php?linkid=612
  312. The Department of Geology of the University of Nairobi offers B.Sc., B.Ed. Science (Geology option), B.Sc. & B.Ed. (Science) by Open and Distance Learning, B.Sc. in Environmental Geosciences, M.Sc., PhD and Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental...
  313. The University of the West Indies established in 1948 initially as an external College of the University of London and made fully independent in 1962, is the oldest, fully regional institution of higher learning in the Commonwealth Caribbean. The...
  314. The National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce societal vulnerability to drought, stressing preparedness and risk management rather than crisis management. The NDMC’s activities...
  315. Ushahidi is a global non-profit technology company with origins in Kenya. Ushahidi’s mission is the change the way information flows in the world and empower people to make an impact with open source technologies, cross-sector partnerships,...
  316. The Institute of Photogrammetry and remote sensing (I.P.F.) is one of the leading research groups In radar remote sensing for soil moisture retrieval and monitoring of other land-surface hydrologic processes. On behalf of EUMETSAT and as partner of...
  317. Decree No. 168-HDBT (May 19, 1990) of the Council of ministers established and outlined the tasks of the Central Committee of Storm and Flood Control (CCSFC), and committees and sectors at all levels (provincial, district and village). At the...
  318. The Department of Dyke Management and Flood, Storm Control (DDMFSC) works under the Directorate of Water Resources of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. It is mandated to plan for the country's dyke construction and management, flood...
  319. The Department of Survey and Mapping of the Prime Minister’s Office was established according to the Government Decree No.444-TTg on the 14th of December 1959, and it has responsibilities to carry out state managements on survey and mapping...
  320. The Disaster Management Center (DMC) under the Directorate of Water Resources was established in 2010 – at the Decision No.03/2010/QD-TTg dated 25/1/2010 of the Prime Minister. The main responsibilities of DMC are to co-operate with the...
  321. The General Department of Land Administration (GDLA) is part of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE). It was established in early 1994 by the Vietnam Government by merging and reorganizing two state bodies; General Department of...
  322. The National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF) is an operational unit under the National Hydro-meteorological Service (NHMF), Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE). Its function is to carry out the hydro-...
  323. NIAPP is an independent research institute connected with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD). NIAPP has over 40 years of working experiences in research activities through a wide range of collaboration and cooperation projects...
  324. The Vietnam National remote sensing Center (RSC) is an agency of the Ministry of Natural Resources and environment (MONRE). The RSC's main tasks include using remote sensing technology for investigation and monitoring natural resources and...
  325. The Vietnam Space Technology Institute (STI) is a leading national research institute on space science and technology under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology. It was established on 20 November 2006 by the Vietnamese government. The main...
  326. CATHALAC is an international organization established in 1992 at the service of the humid tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean.  Its objective is to promote sustainable development through applied research and development, education and...
  327. The World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM) is an academic, international, humanitarian association dedicated to improving the everyday delivery of prehospital and emergency health care and enhancing disaster health and...
  328. Despite the global financial crisis and recent natural disasters, Guatemala continues to have huge potential for economic growth. But with the second lowest social indicators in the region, rising food prices pose a risk for vulnerable members of...
  329. The World Bank aims to support Malawi's efforts toward more diversified, competitive, shock-resilient socio-economic growth. Fully aligned with the Second Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS II) and the Economic Recovery Plan launched...
  330. Since 1984, the World Bank has been providing development assistance to Mozambique, designing assistance based on the country’s needs and priorities, from economic stabilization in the 1980s, to post-war reconstruction in the early 1990s, to a...
  331. With a population of 14 million (as per Census 2006 data), of whom 43.9 % lives below the poverty line, and almost half is under 15, Burkina Faso is classified as both a least developed country and a low-income, food-deficit country. As the United...
  332. The World Food Programme Country Programme (CP) in Malawi in started in March 2012 and will be operational until February 2016. The overarching objective of the programme is to strengthen national capacity to improve primary education outcomes,...
  333. Burkina Faso has a total population of almost 16 million people, with an average of life expectancy at birth of 49 for male and 56 for female, a high rate of children deaths and a large burden of diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis among...
  334. WHO was the first UN agency to establish a country programme and an office in Maldives. WHO’s role as the longest standing partner in national health development is well recognized. WHO collaboration in Maldives has embraced a broad-based...
  335. The mission of the WHO Togo Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Togo through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of...