The 2019 KOICA-ESCAP Fellowship Programme Capacity Building on Drought Monitoring and Early Warning

23 Sep 2019 to 28 Sep 2019
Bangkok, Thailand
By invitation only

Since 2013, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has cooperated to conduct an joint Fellowship Programme. The partnership between UNESCAP and KOICA aims to provide good opportunities to member States of UNESCAP in the Asia Pacific region to strengthen knowledge and capacity building in addressing problems and finding solutions for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, with priority on applications of innovative technologies and data, disaster risk reduction, environmental management, and natural resource management including land and water.

The evaluation of the Programme conducted by participants shows high satisfaction and recommended KOICA and ESCAP to continue the Programme. Thus, the UNESCAP and KOICA in cooperation with the Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS) are organizing the 2019 KOICA-ESCAP Fellowship programme with the theme: capacity building programme on drought monitoring and early warning. The key objective of the 2019 Programme is to provide knowledge and capacity to member States of ESCAP on use of geospatial technology and data for drought monitoring and early warning.

The 2019 KOICA-ESCAP Fellowship Programme contributes to promoting the implementation of SDGs, in particular SDG 11 and SDG 15. It also supports the implementation of the Asia Pacific Plan of Action on Space Applications for SDGs 2018-2030, which was adopted by member States of ESCAP at the “Third Ministerial Conference on Space Applications for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific” in Bangkok on 10 October 2018. The Asia Pacific Plan of Action is a regionally-coordinated blueprint that harnesses space applications and digital innovations to support countries. The Plan of Action includes 188 actions in the following thematic areas: (a) disaster risk management; (b) natural resource management; (c) connectivity; (d) social development; (e) energy; and (f) climate change.

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