IPP CommonSensing is led by the United Nations Operational Satellite Applications programme (UNOSAT), which is part of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
Established in 2001, provides satellite imagery analysis and capacity development to the UN system, UN member states, and its partners. The programme's work supports evidence-based decision making for peace, security and resilience. UNOSAT products are used in response to humanitarian crises and for implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In addition to leading the project, UNOSAT’s role in the IPP CommonSensing project includes producing the monitoring and evaluation reporting, stakeholder engagement, and developing an app to support disaster risk resilience (DRR) in the project countries. UNOSAT also employ three In-Country Experts in Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands to support their engagement with local governments.
The UNOSAT team are based in Geneva, Switzerland, and Bangkok, Thailand.