ICIMOD becomes UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office


ICIMOD has become the 14th Regional Support Office (RSO) for UN-SPIDER, a platform that facilitates the use of space-based technologies for disaster management. The arrangement was formalized through a memorandum of understanding signed between ICIMOD and the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) during the 4th Annual UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices Meeting held in Vienna, Austria from 11 to 12 February. Joining the network of RSOs, ICIMOD will work closely with UN-SPIDER to use space-based information and services for disaster management and emergency response in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region.