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Myanmar - National Training Course

As a follow-up to a Technical Advisory Mission to Myanmar in March 2013, UN-SPIDER and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) jointly organized the national training

Fecha: 
26/11/2012 - 30/11/2012
Title of Training: 
Geo-informatics for Disaster Risk Management
Trainers: 
Experts from UN-SPIDER and ICIMOD as well as invited experts from Wuhan University, China and the Myanmar Information Management Unit.
Target Group: 
Twenty participants from various line ministries and departments involved in supporting disaster risk management and emergency response in Myanmar attended the training course. Key officials from the following departments/agencies were among the participants: Relief and Rehabilitation Department (RRD), Department of Water Research and Improvement of River Systems (DWRIRS), Myanmar Information Management Unit (MIMU), Fire Services Department (FSD), Myanmar Engineering Society (MES), Natural Resources Utilization Department (NUD), Public Works Department (PWD), Irrigation Department (ID), Forest Department (FD), Rural Development Department (RDD) and the General Administration Department (GAD).
Training Profile: 
The participants were introduced to the concepts of hazard and vulnerability, Earth observation satellites for disaster management, geographic information system, visualization of GIS data and satellite images, Hyogo Framework of Action, methodologies for near real time mapping for emergency response, crowd sourcing, Sentinel Asia System, International Charter and other topics. The hands-on exercises were conducted on Quantum GIS, an open source GIS and Image Processing Software.
latitude: 
19.75
longitude: 
96.1004

Myanmar: International Charter activated for floods

2 August 2013, the International Charter was activated

On 2 August 2013, the International Charter was activated by request of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT) on beha

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Publishing Date: 
lun, 05/08/2013 - 16:15
latitude: 
16.9459
longitude: 
97.9593

International Charter activated for Cyclone Mahasen in Bangladesh and Myanmar

Flood area map created by the International Charter for Bangladesh in 2009

On 15 May, 2013, UNITAR/UNOSAT, on behalf of UNOCHA, activated the International Charter Space and Major Disasters to obtain satellite-derived image-products for the impact of tropical cyclone Maha

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Publishing Date: 
vie, 17/05/2013 - 12:10
latitude: 
23.685
longitude: 
90.3563

Myanmar: Training the use of Geo-informatics for Disaster Risk Management

UN-SPIDER and International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), prospective Regional Support Office of UN-SPIDER, are jointly organizing a national training course on Geo-informati

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Publishing Date: 
mar, 27/11/2012 - 11:53
latitude: 
19.75
longitude: 
96.1004

Don’t fail to prepare: Space-based Information for Disaster Risk Reduction

UN-SPIDER celebrates the International Day for Disaster Reduction

Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

JICA assists and supports developing countries as the executing agency of Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA).

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in Myanmar

Despite being a resource-rich country with a strong agricultural base, Myanmar is among the poorest nations in the world.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Myanmar

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,

Myanmar Fire Service Department

Fire is the most frequent disaster in Myanmar as on average approximately 900 cases are reported every year in Myanmar.

Myanmar Engineering Society

The Myanmar Engineering Society is an association in Myanmar with membership open to all engineers.