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UN-GGIM Introduces Improved Disaster Management Plans


The "Strategic Framework for Geospatial Information and Services for Disaster” is the new framework that was introduced by the Working Group on Geospatial Information and Services for Disasters (WG-GISD), a department under the Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM). This new framework states how partners and all important stakeholders would respond to a disaster risk management. It majorly deals with the management of geospatial information and how the different stakeholders should handle it.
 
The framework clearly charges member states with the responsibility to provide accurate and readily available geospatial information and services. It also emphasizes the need for stakeholders to engage in effective feedback and communication to ensure continuity and consistency of data collection.
 
The goal of the framework is to ensure that the human, environmental and socioeconomic risks attached to disasters are greatly managed and eliminated by making use of accurate and accessible geospatial information. To achieve this goal, the framework states that there needs to be a cordial relationship between member states. They all need to work together to develop accurate and accessible geospatial information which would aid in effective Disaster Risk Management. The government, Civil society, UN agencies, academia, and other important stakeholders need to work for hand in hand to implement the five priorities for action outlined by the strategic framework as shown in the graphic below.
 
The framework creates enabling guidelines which Disaster risk management team could refer to handle challenges which come with disasters. It prepares the response team with adequate information on issues relating to DRM. The Strategic Framework is an improvement to both the UN General Assembly Resolution 59/12 and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030).
 
UN-GGIM is setting the pace when it comes to providing accurate and reliable geospatial information and service which provides reliable data to address Disaster risk management. It brings all stakeholder together to fight for one single course and find a meaningful way to collect and provide data.