Youth Views on the capacity
building for community-based disaster
management in context of recent
disasters in Asia Pacifi...
! The SGAC logo has 3 people floating in space with the UN-like
wreaths of wheat around it.
! A lot of thought went in to ...
1. SGAC and the Asia Pacific Space Generation
2. Key events and activities
3. Key areas of concern
4. Where the Space Gene...
" Active membership in 14 countries
" 13 National points of contacts
" SGC 2007 in Hyderabad, India
Asia Pacific membershi...
Youth population distribution
! 60 % of the world’s youth population
! 234 Million in South Asia
! 269 Million in East Asi...
Youth views on Disaster
Management - former SGAC input
! UNISPACE III 1999
" Recommendation to include ‘Priority Access to...
50 years visions roadmap
276 youth - 28 countries - 900 youth visions*
*(both studies)
16 June 2008 7UN COPUOS General Ass...
Recent events in Asia Pacific
! 2004 South East Asian Tsunami
16 June 2008 8UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC
The 200...
Recent events in Asia Pacific - II
! 2007 Cyclone ‘Sidr’ in Bangladesh
16 June 2008 9UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGA...
Recent events in Asia Pacific - III
! 2008 Cyclone ‘Nargis’ in Myanmar
16 June 2008 10UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SG...
Recent events in Asia Pacific - IV
! 2008 Earthquake in Sichuan, China
16 June 2008 11UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SG...
Disasters on an average in Asia Pacific
16 June 2008 12UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC
Events in the past week Even...
! International Charter “Space and Major Disasters”
! A number of regional initiatives including the
" GMES programme in E...
SGAC calls for
! Capacity building for communities
! An open, easy to maintain repository
of natural disaster occurrence e...
Thank you!
See you in Glasgow…
www.spacegeneration.org
www.explorerswanted.com
Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Alex Karl,
Contact: b...
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By Bee Thakore, addressing the UN Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in Vienna, Austria on behalf of Space Generation advisory council on youth members volunteering for disaster management from space in the Asia Pacific Region.

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Youth involvement in disaster management - presented to the UN COPUOS by Bee Thakore for SGAC

  1. 1. Youth Views on the capacity building for community-based disaster management in context of recent disasters in Asia Pacific Bijal “Bee” Thakore Regional Coordinator, Asia-Pacific Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the UN Programme on Space Applications Talk to: UN Committee for Peaceful Uses of Outer Space General Assembly, Vienna - June 2008
  2. 2. ! The SGAC logo has 3 people floating in space with the UN-like wreaths of wheat around it. ! A lot of thought went in to this logo, and the meaning and symbolism behind it: ! The three people represent a community - we do not go in to space alone, but with all humanity.
  3. 3. 1. SGAC and the Asia Pacific Space Generation 2. Key events and activities 3. Key areas of concern 4. Where the Space Generation can help Content 16 June 2008 3UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC
  4. 4. " Active membership in 14 countries " 13 National points of contacts " SGC 2007 in Hyderabad, India Asia Pacific membership 16 June 2008 4UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC Official SGAC countries with NPoCs
  5. 5. Youth population distribution ! 60 % of the world’s youth population ! 234 Million in South Asia ! 269 Million in East Asia ! Youth issues - education, welfare, health and vulnerability ! 14 of the UN Declared Least Developing Countries are in Asia Pacific 16 June 2008 5UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC Official SGAC countries with NPoCs
  6. 6. Youth views on Disaster Management - former SGAC input ! UNISPACE III 1999 " Recommendation to include ‘Priority Access to Mobile Satcom Network for Disaster Emergency Management’ in the Vienna Declaration on Space and Human Development " 160 youth from 60 countries ! SGAC 50 years Visions 2007 " Recommended “Improvement of rapid response on disasters: Earth based/space based, especially for ‘developing’ or ‘third world countries’ which do not have indigenous tools” ! 2007 Highlights " Endorsed Workshop on Youth for Space: The Next 50 years held in Malaysia in September 2007 " Endorsed the geo-information and educational portal by the Pakistan Space Agency 16 June 2008 6UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC
  7. 7. 50 years visions roadmap 276 youth - 28 countries - 900 youth visions* *(both studies) 16 June 2008 7UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC
  8. 8. Recent events in Asia Pacific ! 2004 South East Asian Tsunami 16 June 2008 8UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC The 2004 Boxing Day tsunami killed more than 200,000 people across south and south-east Asia. (AFP: William West)
  9. 9. Recent events in Asia Pacific - II ! 2007 Cyclone ‘Sidr’ in Bangladesh 16 June 2008 9UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Christopher Lange
  10. 10. Recent events in Asia Pacific - III ! 2008 Cyclone ‘Nargis’ in Myanmar 16 June 2008 10UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC
  11. 11. Recent events in Asia Pacific - IV ! 2008 Earthquake in Sichuan, China 16 June 2008 11UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC
  12. 12. Disasters on an average in Asia Pacific 16 June 2008 12UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC Events in the past week Events in the past day
  13. 13. ! International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” ! A number of regional initiatives including the " GMES programme in Europe " Sentinel-Asia’s operational system " SERVIR, a Mesoamerican visualization and monitoring portal. ! UNOOSA and UN Members States defined United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN SPIDER). SGAC supports 16 June 2008 14UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC
  14. 14. SGAC calls for ! Capacity building for communities ! An open, easy to maintain repository of natural disaster occurrence events so that trends can be identified ! An emergency number that can be dialed just like the ambulance “SOS” ! Involvement of the youth in decision making and the dissemination of information 16 June 2008 15UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC
  15. 15. Thank you! See you in Glasgow… www.spacegeneration.org www.explorerswanted.com Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Alex Karl, Contact: bee@spacegeneration.org 16 June 2008 16UN COPUOS General Assembly 2008 - SGAC

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