On 18 May 2021 UNOSAT delivered a capacity building session as part of the 2021 Virtual Practitioners Workshop on Conflict Early Warning/Early Action hosted by the Center on International Cooperation, a non-profit research center housed at New York University.
The conference in general was organized to conference bring more visibility to specific advancements in the conflict and violence early warning and early action fields, with the idea to share global lessons from different actors and offer specific skills-building opportunities.
The UNOSAT workshop was dedicated to the use of geospatial information technologies in context of fragility, focusing on conflict early warning and early action. UNOSAT analysts addressed various subjects, ranging from damage assessments, security assessments and fire detection, to promising technologies. Concrete and practical cases were analyzed, including some analyses performed as part of the EO4SD Fragility project (e.g. population displacements in Niger).
More than 50 participants attended the event and were able to interact with UNOSAT trainers at the end of the workshop through a Q&A session.