In recent years, many African countries have started using the potential and usefulness of space technology more and more, as an article in The Conversation points out. In sub-Saharan Africa, these are mostly Nigeria and South Africa.
UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER successfully co-organized a working session on Earth observation and high technology to reduce
UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER successfully co-organized a WCDRR working session on Earth observation and high technology to reduce disaster risks on Sunday, 15 March 2015. 200 participants attended the session. One of the key outcomes of the session was the formation of a global partnership comprised of UNOOSA and fifteen partners from the Space community, from the development community and from the disaster-risk reduction community.
The Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) was kicked off today in Sendai, Japan. It will be held from 14 to 18 March 2015 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture. Several thousand participants including world leaders are attending the event as well as related events linked to the World Conference under the umbrella of building the resilience of nations and communities to disasters.