Geoinformatics Center (GIC) of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in collaboration with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) organized a capacity building training program on national geo-database and geo-portal for disaster risk reduction and sustainable development. The program is held in GIC, AIT from 6 February to 3 March 2017. Twelve participants from eight Pacific Island countries participate this program. The participants hail from Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu.
Ms. Tiziana Bonapace, Director, ICT and Disaster Risk Reduction Division, ESCAP, Mr. Hitoshi Kozaki, Head of International Organization Department and Deputy Permanent Representative to ESCAP, Embassy of Japan to Thailand, Dr. Lal Samarakoon, Director, GIC, inaugurated the program.