As a follow-up to the technical advisory mission conducted by UN-SPIDER in Viet Nam in March 2013, UN-SPIDER provided technical advisory support in the form of a workshop and simulation exercise held jointly with the Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA).
About 100 participants from national institutions, NGOs, and international organizations in Viet Nam, including 18 provincial disaster management officials.
The topic of the event was the programme Geospatially Enabling Community Collaboration (GECCo). The purpose of the workshop was to enable government authorities to use space-based and geospatial information at the local and regional levels during a crisis, and to foster personal relationships and the exchange of knowledge required at the local and regional levels for successful collaboration during a disaster.
The event was sponsored jointly by GITA and other partner organizations, including the Pacific Disaster Centre, UNDP Viet Nam, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and DigitalGlobe.