The International Cooperation sector pursues the specific aim of fostering and nourishing ITHACA's external relations by seeking collaborative partnerships for the preparation of basic and applied research project proposals for funding opportunities, as well as for the participation to international tenders in projects and operations financed by the development community.
The ECO4CO (Earth cognitive System forCoViD-19) project was proposed to the European Space Agency (ESA) as part of the "Space in response to COVID-19 outbreak" call with the aim of supporting institutions in DSS - Decision Support System - activities, to counter the spread of the Covid-19 pandemics and to provide rapid insights and evidence of geolocalised events that may impact the evolution of outbreaks.
In the framework of the OpenDRI, the World Bank launched the GeoNode based data-sharing platform HaitiData.org with the aim to collect data related to risk management and disaster available through several programs and projects. Scope of the consultation is to update HaitiData.org platform and perform in depth training of CNIGS staff.
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 the MASDAPplatform, a web-based data sharing tool based on GeoNode.
ITHACA has been contracted for the provision of GeoNode training to government representatives in key government and non-governmental agencies in Afghanistan, through introductory training events, in-depth training; and training events for GeoNode developers and expert users in Kabul.