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Central America: New Portal for Disaster Risk Management launched

The Coordination Centre for Natural Disaster Prevention in Central America (CEPREDENAC) in Guatemala launched on 19 November 2012 an online Platform for Information and Communication for Integrated

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mar, 20/11/2012 - 14:32

Guatemala – Misión de Expertos (2011)

Fechas: 
lun, 31/10/2011 - dom, 06/11/2011
Advisory Mission Facts
Amenazas Principales: 
Sequía
Amenazas Principales: 
Terremoto
Amenazas Principales: 
Incendio
Amenazas Principales: 
Inundación
Amenazas Principales: 
Desplazamiento de masas
Amenazas Principales: 
Volcán
Mission details
<p>En los últimos años Guatemala se ha visto afectada por desastres de varios tipos incluyendo erupciones volcánicas,inundaciones y sequías. En Noviembre del 2010 ONU-SPIDER realizó una Misión de Asesoría Técnica en Guatemala. En seguimiento a esta MAT,en Noviembre del 2011 se realizó una Misión de Expertos con el objetivo de apoyar a CONRED y SEGEPLAN en la institucionalización de un grupo técnico que enfoque sus esfuerzos en las aplicaciones de percepción remota para la reducción de riesgos y la respuesta en caso de desastres.</p>
Institución Anfitriona: 
SEGEPLAN
Perfil de la Misión: 
<p>La misión tuvo como meta sensibilizar a los Directores de varias instituciones sobre los beneficios del uso de la información obtenida mediante satélites en la gestión de riesgos y en la respuesta en caso de emergencias o desastres,así como sobre las recomendaciones emanadas de la MAT que fuera realizada un año antes,que incluyeron el establecimiento de un grupo de tipo interinstitucional de profesionales que laboran en diversas instituciones del Estado y que enfocan su quehacer en el uso de sistemas de información geográfica y percepción remota. La misión incluyó visitas a SEGEPLAN,al Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN),al Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE),a la agencia Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (CONRED) y al Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (MARN). </p>

Guatemala - Expert Mission (2010)

Fechas: 
jue, 13/05/2010 - mié, 19/05/2010
Advisory Mission Facts
Amenazas Principales: 
Sequía
Amenazas Principales: 
Terremoto
Amenazas Principales: 
Incendio
Amenazas Principales: 
Inundación
Amenazas Principales: 
Desplazamiento de masas
Amenazas Principales: 
Volcán
Mission details
<p>Guatemala is exposed to various hazards. Floods, droughts and landslides occur on an annual basis in urban and rural communities. Taking into consideration the usefulness of earth observations in the case of drought and other hazards, an Expert Mission was organized to discuss and elaborate a proposal for a potential project in Guatemala targeting the use of space-based information to assess the impact of drought and climate variability on crops.</p>
Institución Anfitriona: 
SEGEPLAN
Mission Expert: 
Juan Carlos Villagran de Leon, UN-SPIDER
Perfil de la Misión: 
<p>The mission included a series of visits to government agencies and a one-day meeting with representatives of the Commission on Earth, Ocean and Space Sciences (COCITOE) of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONCYT) aimed at elaborating a project proposal to be submitted to CONCYT for funding. The proposal targets the establishment of an inter-institutional, inter-sectoral, technical committee of professionals that will focus its attention on the use of space-based information to track the impacts of the drought and climate variability events to crops, in particular subsistence crops. The project is based on the request made by the Director General Secretariat for Planning and Programming of the Presidency of the Republic (SEGEPLAN) to UN-SPIDER.</p>
Mission Outcome: 
<p>The mission allowed representatives of government institutions to become aware of UN-SPIDER, its activities and the type of Technical Advisory Support it can provide. During the mission, experts from Guatemala identified the need for training activities to enhance the skills of professionals working in government agencies regarding access and use of space-based information to generate information on which to make decisions. Critical issues that need to be resolved when using space-based information in Guatemala were also identified, including: extensive cloud cover, extremely variable topography, and a variety of microclimates. The main output of the mission was the project proposal that was submitted to CONCYT for subsequent evaluation and processing.</p>

Ghana - Expert Mission

Fechas: 
dom, 26/10/2008 - mié, 29/10/2008
Advisory Mission Facts
Amenazas Principales: 
Sequía
Amenazas Principales: 
Incendio
Amenazas Principales: 
Inundación
Mission details
<p>Ghana, is mainly exposed to floods and droughts as well as to forest fires. The drought in 1983 impacted more than 12 million inhabitants, while the flood in July 1991 impacted two million inhabitants. Taking advantage of the AARSE conference which was organized by UNOOSA in Accra, Ghana, UN-SPIDER conducted a technical meeting with the National Disaster Management Office to promote the use of space-based information in disaster-risk management and emergency response activities.</p>
Institución Anfitriona: 
NADMO
Mission Expert: 
Martin Raitelhuber, UN-SPIDER
Perfil de la Misión: 
<p>The mission included a meeting with the National Disaster Management Office (NADMO) and was attended by representatives from NASRDA&rsquo;s (UN-SPIDER RSO in Nigeria), RECTAS, and the OCHA Regional Office for West Africa. At the meeting, the current status of use of space-based information at NADMO was discussed and possible next steps discussed, among them a visit of NADMO staff to NEMA/NASRDA or vice-versa, a technical advisory mission to Ghana, and a sub-regional workshop.</p>
Mission Outcome: 
<p>The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to establish contact with NADMO and to discuss potential ways to support this institution in the future. NADMO also benefitted from becoming aware of the UN-SPIDER programme, the activities it conducts and the type of technical advisory support that it can provide.</p>

UN-SPIDER facilitates activation of Charter for Guatemala

On 7 November 2012 at 10:35 am local time, the southwestern region of Guatemala was impacted by a strong earthquake that provoked fatalities and losses.

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mar, 13/11/2012 - 11:42

UN-SPIDER Updates October 2012

Fecha de emisión: 
vie, 02/11/2012

In this issue:

UN-SPIDER at a glance

CATHALAC analyses Mangrove Cover of Guatemala

In collaboration with the Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources (MARN) in Guatemala, UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office CATHALAC (Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and

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lun, 08/10/2012 - 08:32

UN-SPIDER Updates September 2012

Fecha de emisión: 
jue, 04/10/2012

In this issue:

UN-SPIDER at a glance

Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRREE)

As the diplomatic representative of the State, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides the Guatemalan nationality and ensures compliance of the Migration Legislation.

UN-SPIDER participates in Central American Communicators' Forum

UN-SPIDER participated in the Central American Communicators' Forum "The role of Institutional Communications in the Culture of Risk Prevention" organised by the Coordination Center f

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