Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)


GFMC Mandates

  • Coordinator and Secretariat, Global Wildland Fire Network (GWFN) and the UNISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group (UNISDR-WFAG)
  • Interim Secretariat, International Wildfire Preparedness Mechanism (IWPM)
  • Secretariat, International Fire Aviation Working Group (IFAWG)
  • Coordinator, Eurasian Team of Specialists on Landscape Fire Management

GWFN and UNISDR-WFAG Mission

In accordance with the decision of the former Inter-Agency Task Force for Disaster Reduction (IATF/DR) of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the Global Wildland Fire Network (GWFN) and the UNISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group (WFAG) were created in 2004 under the auspices of UNISDR. The GWFN provides an umbrella of 14 independent Regional Wildland Fire Networks of different / individual origins and mandates. Its mission is to:

  • Reduce the negative impacts of vegetation fires (wildland fires) on the environment and humanity; and
  • Advance the knowledge and application of the ecologically and environmentally benign role of natural fire in fire-dependent ecosystems, and sustainable application of fire in land-use systems.