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Regional workshop addresses role of Earth observation in multi-hazard disaster risk assessment and Sendai framework monitoring

12 December 2019

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In order for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Member States to be able to incorporate the routine use of space technology-based solutions, there is a need to increase awareness, build national capacity and develop solutions that are customized to their needs. The regional workshop and capacity-building programme on the "Role of Earth Observation in Multi-HazardDisaster Risk Assessment and Monitoring Targets of the Sendai Framework" is the second regional event in South Asia under the umbrella of the SAARC Disaster Management Center and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), through its UN-SPIDER programme.

The event took place in collaboration with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Sri Lanka, the Space Applications Centre of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and the Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia Pacific (CSSTEAP). It was built on the outcome of the first regional workshop and capacity-building programme on "Utilization of Space-Based and Geospatial Information for Assiting in Achieving the Targets of the Sendai Framework", which was held in December 2018 at SDMC (IU).

Source: ReliefWeb

Image credit: UNOOSA - South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation