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UN-Spider - December 2011 Updates

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  1. Technical Advisory Mission to Myanmar

The Government of Myanmar, through the Director General of Relief and Resettlement Department, invited UN-SPIDER to conduct a Technical Advisory Mission to this country. The purpose of the mission will be to advise the Government of Myanmar, and the Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) of the Ministry of Social Welfare in particular, regarding how to enhance their capacity to use space-based information in all phases of the disaster management cycle, aiming also at being better prepared for the 2012 cyclone season. A team of experts will meet with key disaster management authorities from the Government, UN agencies, regional and international organizations/initiatives and private entrepreneurs to discuss, make recommendations and to develop guidelines to improve access to and use of space-based information in disaster management.