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

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Japan
Dr. Shoichi Oki
 

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

Terms of Reference

2019 Terms of Reference (forthcoming)

2015 Terms of Reference

Member States

  • Algeria
  • Armenia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Canada
  • China
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Sint Maarten
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • United States of America

Non-Member State

  • State of Palestine

Observer

  • International Hydrographic Organization

United Nations Geospatial Network

  • UNOCHA
  • UNFPA
  • UNDRR
  • UNESCAP
  • UNECA
  • WMO

Non-Government Organizations

  • Group on Earth Observations
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • MapAction
  • Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency
  • Humanitarian OpenStreet Map (HOT)
  • Pacific Disaster Centre

UN-GGIM Academic Network

  • Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU)
  • CIESIN, Columbia University
  • Milan Polytechnic University
  • Jeju National University, South Korea
  • The University of Melbourne, Australia

UN-GGIM Private Sector Network

  • GeoThings Inc.
  • Esri
Task Groups

Group A

Group B

Group C

Workplan

2019 Workplan (forthcoming)

2016 Workplan

  • Working Group Meetings
  • Working Group meeting during the Ninth UN-GGIM session in New York 5 August 2019
  • Working Group meeting during the Fourth UN-GGIM High-Level Forum in Addis Ababa (18-22 April 2016)

  • Conferences and Summits
  • Virtual Geospatial Summit 2020, GIS Response to COVID-19, 8 April 2020
    • (To access presentations and recordings click on VIRTUAL GEOSPATIAL SUMMIT 2020 in the right column under Dissemination of Events and the documents will be displayed below the carousel of events in the centre of the page, works best with Explorer Browser)
  • UN-GGIM WG-Disasters Conference 2020, Tokyo, Japan, 25 - 27 February 2020 (Postponed until further notice)
  • UN-GGIM International Forum on Geospatial Information & Services for Disasters Bridgetown, Barbados on 4-5 and 8 September 2016
  • World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul (23-24 May 2016)

  • Annual sessions

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