AnsuR strengthens Disaster Risk Reduction with IGAD/ICPAC AnsuR Technologies is proud to have won a contract for IGAD (The Intergovernmental Authority on Development) to strengthening the capacity and awareness of IGAD member states in the use of geospatial technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).

The Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) is prone to droughts and floods related to climate extreme events. These disasters have severe negative impacts on key socio-economic sectors of all the countries in the sub-region.

IGAD is an eight-country trade bloc in east Africa. It includes Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda.

The IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), is one of the specialized institutions of IGAD, with the active participation of the member states, has been involved in consultative work to strengthen the Regional Disaster Preparedness and resilience building.

The contract will implement an IGAD disaster monitoring and reporting mechanism in ICPAC through the IGAD-ASIGN tool. The ASIGN server enables rapid mapping and Live Maps, as it was developed with UNOSAT over the last years. The Live Maps server is hosted by UNITAR-UNOSAT in Geneva and will be transferred to IGAD as part of capacity development on DRR.

AnsuR Technologies AS presents a world-class solution for Governments in their efforts to manage a country’s disaster and environmental challenges. Communication and situational awareness is critical to the success of any disaster response and emergency operation. We have been integrating our ASIGN solution with UN (UNOSAT) since 2008, and currently evolving in the GEO-VISION project, co-funded by the European Commission.

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