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Malawi: UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission successfully concluded

Upon the invitation of the Government of Malawi through its Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) UN-SPIDER successfully carried out a Technical Advisory Mission to Malawi from 14 to 18

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Publishing Date: 
Tue, 22/10/2013 - 08:58
latitude: 
-13.9833
longitude: 
33.7833

Call for experts: UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Malawi

Lake Malawi in the Eastern Rift of the Great Rift Valley seen from space

At the invitation of the Department of Disaster Management Affairs of Malawi the UN-SPIDER Programme will conduct a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Malawi from 14 October to 18 October 2013.

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Wed, 03/07/2013 - 11:26

Malawi - Expert Mission

Dates: 
Sat, 13/11/2010 - Sun, 21/11/2010
Advisory Mission Facts
Main Hazards: 
Earthquake
Main Hazards: 
Flood
Mission details
<p>Within the project &ldquo;Providing Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technical support for Disaster Risk Reduction programs implemented by DIPECHO partners in the South East African and South West Indian Ocean region&rdquo;, UN-SPIDER, together with the Italian-based NGO Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) and the Geoinformatic Centre from the University of Salzburg (Z-GIS) carried out a mission to Lilongwe, Malawi in Nov. 2010 to conduct a national seminar.</p>
Host Institution: 
Various
Mission Expert: 
J&ouml;rg Szarzynski, UN-SPIDER
Mission Profile: 
<p>The mission included a national seminar that provided a general overview regarding space-based information, UN-SPIDER&rsquo;s role and existing international mechanisms such as the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters. The national seminar focused on practical application of GIS and EO tools to address disaster preparedness and response planning. It brought together representatives from government institutions (the Department of Disaster Management Affairs, the Technical Secretariat for the Ministry of Agriculture, the Geological Survey Department, the Meteorological Department, and the National Statistic Office); as well as representatives from the European Union, WFP, UNDP, UNICEF, the World Bank, GTZ; and eight NGO&rsquo;s (COOPI, GOAL, ChristianAid, EAM, MALEZA, OXFAM, Concern Worldwide, and MSH).</p>
Mission Outcome: 
<p>The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to become aware of the technical capacity available in Madagascar and the Comores Island in the areas of disaster-risk management and emergency response. Representatives of these ministries, institutions and NGOs were made aware of the UN-SPIDER programme and its activities, of potential areas where space-based technology and information could play a greater role and on the type of support that the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters can provide.</p> <p>The seminar also allowed participants to discuss ways to improve communications among agencies and NGOs, to coordinate and disseminate space-based information for disaster risk management and emergency response in Malawi and about what kind of data, technology and training is needed.</p>

Training for use of Disaster Management Tool (DMT) at German Aerospace Center (DLR)

The Disaster Management Tool (DMT) is a mobile field system that allows field workers and control center officers to interactively enter and retrieve information about the areas of interest.

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Publishing Date: 
Mon, 04/04/2011 - 14:57
latitude: 
48.0744
longitude: 
11.263

Epidemic in Malawi

Malawi registered her first measles case in December 2009 and from that time up to 8th June 2010 about 11 461 cases have so far been reported (out of which 116 are laboratory confirmed) and 62 deat

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Name: 
Epidemic in Malawi
Region: 
Malawi
Occurance Date: 
08/06/2010
latitude: 
-13.2543
longitude: 
34.3015

Epidemic in Malawi

Cholera outbreak has hit the Central region of Malawi.

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Name: 
Epidemic in Malawi
Region: 
Malawi
Occurance Date: 
17/01/2009

Flood in Malawi

Rains have also pounded parts of Mozambique and Malawi over the past few weeks, killing at least one person, displacing thousands and drowning farm land.?

Disaster Information
Name: 
Flood in Malawi
Region: 
Malawi
Occurance Date: 
08/01/2009