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On Wednesday July 26th the SUMP Project turned to an end with its final conference, held at Main Hall of Yangon City Development Committee.
The SUMP project supported Yangon in improving public transportation by building institutional technical capacities, creating a stronger strategic planning capacity, facilitating access to appropriate technologies and encouraging community participation in public decision-making.
The conference had the aim to share the experience gathered during the two year implementation of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan project and to present its outcomes. It was attended by the secretary of Yangon City Development Committee, YCDC committee members, European Union Delegation, Italian Embassy and Italian Cooperation, Local Authorities (Township Administration, YCDC Township Administration), Traffic Police Force, Yangon Regional Transport Authority, Myanmar Railways, CBOs from project townships, Private Companies, media and other interested organizations working on Mobility and other Urban Developments.
In the final session of the conference participants, after having been informed about the activities implemented by the project, were able to debate with the Authorites about possible future pathways towards a more sustainable management of mobility in Yangon.
In a parallel event to the final conference, a “Mapping day” was implemented by SUMP project partners with the support of Phandeeyar and One Map. The topic was about uploading information on public transportation, street naming and public institutions to Open Street Map, a goal to be achieved with the support of voluntary mappers.
A delegation from Yangon, Myanmar, composed of 7 representatives led by Colonel Tin Aung Tun, Minister for Security & Border Affairs, visited its project partners in Torino in the week from May 22 to 26.
ITHACA is part of the delegation currently visiting Yangon (Myanmar) in the framework of the EuopeAid project SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning).
On February 4 a delegation composed of 6 representatives of public institutions involved in urban mobility form the city of Yangon visited Ithaca premises as part of their mission to Torino planned within the SUMP (Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning) project.
In the framework of the EuropeAid funded project aimed at building local capacities on solid waste management in Myanmar, ITHACA organized and held a training course on geographical data management. Training attendees were staff from the Pollution Control and Cleansing Department (PCCD) of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC).
AREAS+ second call for applications period has been extended until February 22nd 2015 for EUROPEAN APPLICANTS only. Applications are open for mobility to one of the Asian partner universities (check HERE for the full list).
Within the World Bank financed project MASDAP, ITHACA held a technical training session on the use of satellite data for vulnerability assessment in Blantyre from December 15 to 19, 2014.
On October 20 ITHACA started a 3-week specialization module on GIS and GPS systems for 3 Ethiopian trainees in the framework of the WATSAM project, coordinated by Hydroaid - Water for Development Management Institute.
Within the World Bank financed project MASDAP, ITHACA held a technical training session on Satellite-based Rapid Mapping in Lilongwe from September 29 to October 1.
The creation of a single source of authoritative geoinformation has moved a step closer as the European Location Framework project marks its first anniversary.
In the framework of the EuropeAid funded project aimed at building local capacities on soil waste management in Myanmar, ITHACA organized and held a training course on GIS.
The AREAS+ project is coordinated by the Politecnico di Torino and financed by the European Union in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programme.
The AREAS+ project, coordinated by the Politecnico di Torino, has kicked-off last week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where all the partners gathered together for its launch.
On May 16th ITHACA and the Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a collaboration within which both èarties may develop common activities aimed at sharing knowledge and innovative methodologies in the use of geoinformation for disaster risk management combined with numerical weather prediction (NWP) and hydrodynamic capabilities.
EuropeAid finances a 3-year grant for the project «Environmental protection and sustainable development: building local capacities on solid waste management in Myanmar». ITHACA will be collaborating in a EU-cofunded project led by the City of Torino, in partnership with the City of Yangon and CESVI Onlus. The project is expected to build up local authorities technical and institutional capacities in the field of solid waste management, through the creation of an updated geographic information system and contributing to the community awareness on best practices. Visit also: Città di Torino AMIAT CESVI Onlus
Fifteen GIS analysts and risk modeling experts from six institutions flew into Pavia, Italy this weekend for the first international InaSafe code sprint sponsored by the Global Quake Model (GEM) Foundation! Participants of this week-long sprint include Indonesia, Nigeria, Australia, Italy and the United States.
In the framework of the partnership between the World Bank and the Government of Malawi for flood risk reduction in the Shire River Basin, ITHACA has been appointed technical consultant for the development and implementation of a web-based data sharing tool based on GeoNode (http://geonode.org/), the free and open-source software which is being used in a number of other OpenDRI projects in the region and around the world.
ITHACA, in consortium with the leading Italian e-Geos, the German GAF and the French SIRS, is in charge of the provision of mapping products to be delivered to the authorized users active in the field of crisis management in the EU Member States, in addition to the European Civil Protection Mechanism, the Commission's Directorates-General (DGs) and the participating executive agencies and international humanitarian aid.
The Sahel Food Crisis is a platform for sharing data in response to early warnings about increased food insecurity in the Sahel region of West Africa.
As associate partner in the AREAS project, ITHACA offers the opportunity to Asian students to undertake a study period in Torino, Italy, in the field of geomatics for emergency management: remote sensing techniques, spatial data management and analysis, cartography, rapid mapping, early warning systems development.
The EC funded three-year project focused on the development of a GMES service for geospatial reference data access (RDA) covering areas outside Europe is in its 2nd year and the Ithaca team is working on the development and updating of the related tasks.
In consortium with 5 European partners, Ithaca submitted a proposal to the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development in the theme “Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and Biotecnologies”.
The International Academy of Astronautics (of which prof. Piero Boccardo is a member) has produced a document about the International Aerospace System for Monitoring of Global Geophysical Phenomena and Forecasting of Natural and Man-Caused Disasters, to submit to the United Nations.