Towards Regional Cooperative Mechanisms for Managing Floods and Drought in Asia and the Pacific Using Space Technology

This study examines gaps between operational needs, institutional capabilities and space technology applications for disaster management, and outlines the need for national policies and capacity building mechanisms to bridge the gap. The distinct role of ESCAP to harness the potential of space technology in developing and least developed countries with critical vulnerability and constrained institutional capabilities are also presented.

UNESCAP Reference No.:  ST/ESCAP/2318

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