The United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) is conducting an institutional Strengthening Mission (ISM) to Ghana from 15 to 19 October. The mission is carried out in cooperation with the Ghana National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) and upon the invitation of the Government of Ghana. Thirty participants from more than eight different institutions will participate in activities aimed at strengthening the institutional capacities of the country in using space-based information in disaster management.
In recent years Ghana experimented an increased of precipitations that have exposed the country to floods in Accra and the East coast regions, and droughts in the north region of Bolgatanga. Given the importance of the agricultural sector, such hazards have wide-ranging impacts on the population.
The ISM will include a training course…more