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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) exists to provide efficient and reliable meteorological information by collecting, processing, archiving Analysing and dissemination of...
  • The Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Ghana's Mission is to promote sustainable agriculture and thriving agribusiness through research and technology development, effective...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • Global Monitoring for environment and Security (GMES) is a European Union-led initiative for the implementation of information services dealing with environment and security....
  • 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...