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5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice 24-28 August 2014 in Davos, Switzerland

5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice 24-28 August 2014 in Davos, Switzerland

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  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org Leveraging geographic information technologies for improved resilience in East Africa and South-East Asia Einar Bjorgo, UNOSAT Manager, UNITAR, Switzerland
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org UNOSAT is the Operational Satellite Applications Programme of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) – entirely dedicated to researching and applying solutions in geo-spatial imagery analysis, mapping and capacity development A mature UN centre of excellence with global outreach supported by a network of partners worldwide Since 2003, operational in over 290 emergencies & conflicts 27 people: Geneva (hosted at CERN), N’Djamena (Chad), Nairobi (Kenya) and soon Bangkok (Thailand) UNOSAT today
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org From satellite analysis and mapping to training and capacity building
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org In-country training South-East Asia • In 2011, UNOSAT and ADPC have launched a regional initiative to develop the capacity of countries across the Asia and Pacific region • In 2013, UNOSAT teamed with UN ESCAP for further training and capacity development • The partnership focuses on strengthening capacities of national disaster risk management professionals on the use of geospatial information technology for risk assessment and emergency response mapping • Regional Training in Bangkok (GIS4DRM) in collabration with AIT, ITC and ADPC. Additional training and support in partnership with UN ESCAP
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org In-country training South-East Asia • In country training: – 2011: Vietnam (NRSC and Line ministries) – 2012: Myanmar (Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and others line ministries) – 2013: Bangladesh (Ministry of disaster management and relief) – 2014: Cambodia (National Commission for DRM)
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org Capacity development of IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) - logframe
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org IGAD training needs assessment Respondents from IGAD ( ICPALD, CEWARN, ICPAC, IGAD- Somalia, IGAD-Secretariat ,>20) 80% of respondents are working in DRR related field 100% of respondents fully recognized the benefit for IGAD to strengthening technical capacities in the use of geo- spatial information technology. Regarding GIS/RS skills, 70% of respondents have no or only basic knowledge of GIS/RS. Data access, management, visualization and sharing was identified as a key aspect to be addressed during the implementation of UNOSAT-IGAD capacity development project.. “NO CAPACITIES CAN BE STREGHTEN AND ANY KNOWLEDGE CAN BE SHARED WITHOUT A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING ON THE NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS OF BENEFICIARIES”.
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org GIS for DRR: Example of IGAD training evaluation results 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 levelofsatisfaction 1.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 levelofsatisfaction Definedescribebasic conceptsandterminology relatedtogeospatial informationtechnology Explaintheadvantages andlimitationofusing geospatialinformationin DRR Applybasicmethodsand functionalitiesofGIS softwaretoproduce geographicinformation Identify,access,search, collect,organizeand analysegeospatialdata relevanttoDRR Producebasicmapsusing GISSoftware ApplyGISmethodsfor disasterriskassessment anddisasterriskreduction planning Before Knowledge Improvement
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org IGAD video
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org Historic flood datasets
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org UN-ASIGN crowd source app
  • 16 Documentation center Web Portal Hydrogeological mapsSIRE / Water GIS Master HydroSIG UNOSAT trainings Knowledge development Capacity building ResEau Chad: Better know to better manage water resources Data sharing Government of Chad, Swiss Development Cooperation, UNITAR-UNOSAT, partners
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org www.geodrr.org
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org CASIS and UNOSAT partnership Image courtesy of NASA
  • 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference IDRC 2014 ‘Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice‘ • 24-28 August 2014 • Davos • Switzerland www.grforum.org Added value for the Post 2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction • How did your work support the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action: – By transferring knowledge on the use of technology for DRR to key stakeholders – By ensuring operational services as per requests from Member States • From your perspective what are the main gaps, needs and further steps to be addressed in the Post 2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in – Research: Need to transfer knowledge and work with national research centres – Education & Training: Few specialists in GIT, large gaps to be filled, brain drain – Implementation & Practice: Need to move from short term projects to longer term true capacity development – Policy: Lack of awareness leads to lack of policy and legal frameworks