The United Nations Satellite Centre (UNOSAT) is currently implementing the project “Strengthening Capacities in the Use of Geospatial Information for Improved Resilience in Asia-Pacific and Africa (2021-2024)”. This flagship project intends to develop sustainable capacities and implement ad-hoc and tailored geospatial solutions in the eight target countries: Fiji, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Lao PDR, Nigeria, Solomon Islands, Uganda, and Vanuatu.
UNOSAT led the IPP CommonSensing Project (2019-2022) in Vanuatu, Fiji, and the Solomon Islands to build climate resilience and enhance climate finance access using satellite remote sensing technology. It was an innovative flagship project leveraging satellite remote sensing capabilities to build climate resilience by enhancing access to climate information, strengthening disaster risk resilience and food security, and improving access to climate finance.
In Vanuatu, the UNOSAT’s new 3-year long project will build on the legacy of the CommonSensing and aims to further enhance capacities by leveraging technological advances and innovation and providing integrated geospatial solutions for improved decision making in the fields of Climate Resilience, Disaster Risk Management, and Climate Finance.