RCMRD conducted “Workshop on Disaster Rapid mapping and International Charter Operations”
With support from the GMES framework for Africa and the Regional Network for Information Exchange and Training in Emergencies (GARNET-E Project) funded by the European Union, a five-day workshop on ‘Disaster Rapid mapping and International Charter Operations’ opened on 27/02/2012 by The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources (RCMRD), which is an UN-SPIDER RSO. The workshop focused on Disaster Rapid Mapping Techniques; International Space & Disaster Charter Activation/operation as well as Evaluation of GMES-SAFER Disaster Products. The main objective of the GARNET-E Project is to develop rapid mapping methodologies to mitigate disasters as well as for disaster risk reduction. Participants from the disaster agencies and mapping agencies of RCMRD Member States took place in this event.