Institutions

In its role as a bridge between communities dedicated to risk management, emergency response and space technologies, UN-SPIDER facilitates global and regional networking of organizations and institutions. This list of institutions contains profiles including information on mandates, capacities and skills in each institution.

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  1. Nepal Police is the main and principal law enforcement agency of Nepal.The Police Reform Commission was constituted in the year 1992 and Modernization of the Police Organisation started to tune with the aspirations of the people and norms of Multi-...
  2. The National Emergency Management Agency of Nigeria 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...
  3. The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) is a research institutions that is under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology of Nigeria. The Agency was established on May 5, 1999 with the broad objective to...
  4. 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...
  5.   NGI is Norway's largest geotechnical centre of expertise. Research combined with consultancy assignments within geotechnical and engineering geology provide a unique basis for delivering safe, ground-breaking and optimal solutions for the building...
  6. Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL): The LandScan Global Poulation database was created by the department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. LandScan is a global population database that shows geographical distribution of population at 1 km...
  7. OceanDataLab is a private research laboratory that was established in 2013 by long time Ocean Remote Sensing and IT experts working in close collaboration with the Space Oceanography Laboratory at IFREMER.  The Ocean Data Lab Programs: SeaScope SA...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. The Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) is a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is to foster the use of geospatial technology and data. OSGeo does this through providing open source packages that are easily...
  11. OPIDIN is an Early Warning System developed for the communities in the Inner Niger delta. Within the months of August and October, OPIDIN uses modeling and spatial analysis to predict both extreme flooding events and how the general water level will...
  12. PDC uses information, science, and technology to enable effective evidence-based decision making and to promote disaster risk reduction (DRR) concepts and strategies. The Center provides multi-hazard warning and decision support tools to facilitate...
  13. The Peruvian-Japanese Center for Seismic Research and Disaster Mitigation was established in 1986 by the Faculty of Civil Engineering (FIC) of the National University of Engineering (UNI) and financed thanks to the cooperation of the Government of...
  14. 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...
  15. 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,...

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