Institutions Guides

Profiles of organizations working in the area of satellite technology and disaster management provide an overview of who does what. Fulfilling the UN-SPIDER mission requires global and regional networking of institutions, organizations and initiatives featuring mandates, expertise and capacities in different fields of disaster management and space-based information. Networking and communication are facilitated by respective institutional and organizational profiles.

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • On October 1, 2003, the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), the National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan (NAL) and the National Space Development Agency of Japan (...
  • 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...
  • JICA assists and supports developing countries as the executing agency of Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA). In accordance with its vision of “Inclusive and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The main functions of the Kenya Meteorological Service include: Provision of meteorological and climatological services to agriculture, forestry, water resources management,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...