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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Kenya

OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies.

RCMRD: East African Global Land Cover Workshop

Vegetation map of Eastern Africa during the severe drought of 2011

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Kenya, the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), hosted the East African Global Land Cover Workshop from 10 to 14 March 2014.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 24/03/2014 - 10:44
latitude: 
-1.29207
longitude: 
36.8219

UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Kenya

Mission team of the Kenya Technical Advisory Mission

From 3 to 7 March 2014, UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Kenya in order to assess the current state and the potential of using space-based information for disaster risk m

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:11
latitude: 
-1.29207
longitude: 
36.8219

Recommended Practices: Using Space Technologies for Disaster and Risk Management

4th Meeting of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices on 11 February 2013
Example of a Flood Map

UN-SPIDER's network of Regional Support Offices is currently developing Recommended Practices on the use of space-based information for disaster risk management and emergency response.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 03/02/2014 - 09:00
latitude: 
48.2348
longitude: 
16.4169

Kenya: Call for Experts for UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission

Flooded Galana River in southeastern Kenya in May 2012

At the invitation of the Government of Kenya, the UN-SPIDER Programme will conduct a

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Publishing Date: 
Thu, 12/12/2013 - 08:23
latitude: 
-1.29207
longitude: 
36.8219

East Africa: Remote Sensing satellites help monitor tectonic plates

Tiny changes on the ground changes the radar signal

The use of remote sensing techniques such as the Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) are helping scientists to better understand plate tectonics by providing patterns and consequences

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 09/08/2013 - 09:13
latitude: 
-0.921004
longitude: 
36.4473

Kenya - Expert Mission

Dates: 
Wed, 21/10/2009 - Fri, 23/10/2009
Advisory Mission Facts
Main Hazards: 
Drought
Main Hazards: 
Earthquake
Main Hazards: 
Flood
Main Hazards: 
Mass Movement
Mission details
<p>Kenya, like other countries in eastern Africa, is exposed to a variety of hazards including droughts, floods, landslides and earthquakes. The December 1999 drought affected 23 million inhabitants. From 21 to 23 October 2009, UN-SPIDER conducted an Expert Mission to Kenya to establish contact with its National Focal point, and to raise awareness concerning its activities and the type of technical advisory support it can provide. The mission also included a visit to Nakuru City to visit the Rift Valley provincial disaster-risk reduction platform.</p>
Host Institution: 
Department of Disaster Risk Reduction Kenya
Mission Expert: 
Shirish Ravan, UN-SPIDER
Mission Profile: 
<p>The mission included a meeting with the UN-SPIDER National Focal Point and with representatives of ISDR/Africa and the Kenyan Humanitarian Forum chaired by OCHA, as well as a meeting with the Rift Valley provincial disaster-risk reduction platform. </p>
Mission Outcome: 
<p>The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to establish closer links with its National Focal Point, the ISDR Africa Office, the Kenyan Humanitarian Forum and the Rift Valley provincial disaster-risk reduction platform. These efforts allowed these entities to become aware of the mission of UN-SPIDER, the type of Technical Advisory Support that it can provide to countries such as Kenya and on the usefulness of space-based information in case of disaster-risk reduction and emergency response.</p> <p>The mission also allowed UN-SPIDER to become aware of on-going efforts in Kenya regarding disaster-risk reduction and emergency response, as well as of the special needs in particular geographic regions of the country which are exposed to landslides and drought.</p>

NASA's satellite Aqua captures floods in Kenya

After floods isolated schools and villages in southeastern Kenya in early May 2012, affected more than 3,000 families in the region around Malindi, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 11/05/2012 - 08:49
latitude: 
-3.21919
longitude: 
40.1169

Drought and Famine in Horn of Africa

Status Update: 7 September 2011 (14:00 CEST)

Disaster Information
Name: 
Famine in Horn of Africa
Region: 
Horn of Africa, Africa
Occurance Date: 
22/07/2011

SERVIR

The SERVIR mechanism is a joint venture between NASA and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) that integrates satellite observations, ground-based data and forec