Mandate

The working group was established under decision 5/110 at the fifth session of the Committee of Experts in August 2015 with the mandate to develop and implement a strategic framework that brings all stakeholders and partners involved in Disaster Risk Reduction and/or Emergency Management together to ensure that quality geospatial information and services are available and accessible in a timely and coordinated way to support decision-making and operations within and across all sectors and phases of disaster risk management.

Co-Chairs

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Jamaica
Michelle Edwards
Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management

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Japan
Shoichi Oki
Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
 

Major achievements of the Working Group 2015-2019 :

The Strategic Framework on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters was adopted by the UN Economic and Social Council in July 2018 under resolution 2018/14 ( available in all 6 languages, see below, Documents then 2018)
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The Strategic Framework on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters was adopted by the UN Economic and Social Council in July 2018 under resolution 2018/14

Work Programme :

UN-GGIM stakeholders (representatives of national mapping agencies, national DDRM bodies, academia, private sector and the UN system) are invited to complete the following two questionnaires. This exercise is in keeping with decision 11/108 from the eleventh session of the Committee of Experts that supported the development of a global disaster risk reduction inventory on organizations, services and platforms. The data collected from the questionnaires will be collated and used to populate an inventory hub accessible on the WG-Disaster's webpage. The deadline to complete both questionnaires is 13 May 2022.


Member States

  • Bhutan
  • Chile
  • China
  • Fiji
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Republic of Korea
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Afria
  • Sri Lanka
  • State of Palestine
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • United States of America

UN Bodies and Agencies

  • UNOCHA
  • UNFPA
  • UNDRR
  • UNESCAP
  • UNECA
  • UN-Geospatial Network
  • WMO

Non-Government Organizations

  • Group on Earth Observations
  • MapAction
  • Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
  • Humanitarian OpenStreet Map (HOT)

UN-GGIM Academic Network

  • Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping (CASM)
  • Milan Polytechnic University
  • Toronto Metropolitan University

UN-GGIM Private Sector Network

  • GeoThings Inc.
  • Esri
  • Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corp.
Task Groups
  • Group A
  • Japan, Jamaica, New Zealand, ESRI, UN-GGIM Academic Network

  • Group B
  • China, Japan, Sweden, Uzbekistan, UNESCAP, UNITAR-UNOSAT, GEO DRR WG, CEOS WG Disaster, MapAction, GeoThings, CSIRO

  • Group C
  • Jamaica, Japan, UN-GGIM Academic Network, CIESIN, CEOS WG Disaster

  • Group D
  • New Zealand, Japan, Mozambique, Philippines, Poland, Thailand, UNESCAP, GEO, GeoThings

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