Development Bank of Latin America – Ecuador – Training Session 1
Earth-Observation based services to measure Disaster Risk for the initiative Cities With a Future
In 2013, the Development Bank of Latin-American (CAF) launched the initiative “Cities with a Future” to accompany these policies as well as to promote an integrated vision of urban development and a multi sectorial approach to better answer the challenges faced by local governments.
Due to recent events and the accelerated rate of urbanization and population growth, Portoviejo's infrastructures have become more vulnerable increasing its risk to disasters. There is the need of including new monitoring, observation and threat information systems for the development of plans that allow managing these risks.
At national level (user: Ministry of Environment) the cluster provided a third service called “historical collection of large fires nationwide” providing a geospatial database with the mapping of large historical fire events derived from EO for their self-exploitation. The aim was to bring a better understanding of burned areas distribution in the territory and frequency over time, in support of their forest management policies.
The training session was carried out in Spanish and consisted of a technical training for the autonomous exploitation of the provided historical wildfire database at national level by the end users.
Event category: Training
IFI: Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
Main user: Ecuador´s Ministry of Environment
Other users involved: Programa Amazonía sin Fuego
Number of participants: 6
Official language: Spanish
Capture of a moment during the training session with the Ministry of Environment (Ecuador)