Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional
strengthening (HFA 1)
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Since 2011, UNOSAT trained over 300 professionals through specialized training in the use of space applications and geo-spatial information for disaster preparedness and response, and territorial planning for DRR.
Geo-information and thus the trainings delivered by UNOSAT have direct impact on all the phases of the disaster cycle and thus on the five HFA Priority of Action.
UNOSAT is currently running in:
• Asia: two regional training courses and two national training courses.
• Central America: one in-country capacity development programme.
• The Middle East: one regional training for Gulf Countries in association with ISDR Cairo.
• Africa: one regional capacity development in association with IGAD.
UNOSAT is also collaborating with Universities up to Masters level: two three-week master level training courses in the use of GIS and satellite analysis for disaster management (Universities of Copenhagen and Lund). Knowledge sharing: specialized sessions and modules conducted in collaboration with University of Geneva, Duke University, UN System Staff College.