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Mozambique - Training Course

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In 2012, UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission to Mozambique in order to assess existing

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04/11/2013 to 08/11/2013

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Disaster Mapping using Space Technologies

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Experts from the University of Cologne and the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne (both in Germany), National Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC) and from UN-SPIDER (Vienna and Beijing).

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Eight organizations in Mozambique that are involved in data management of disasters, under which National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC), the national Centre of Cartography and Remote Sensing (CENACARTA), National Institute of Meteorology (IIAM) and two Universities (Mozambique Technical University and Eduardo Mondlane University).

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Topics covered in the training course included the use of remote sensing techniques for flood forecasting and flood detection, drought monitoring, rapid mapping of disasters and GIS techniques to evaluate the impact of disasters on the population.

The participants were actively involved in the processing of digital elevation models, rainfall data, satellite imagery and geographic data on infrastructure, utilities and population. The training took place at a computer laboratory of the Eduardo Mondlane University, one year after the mission team of a UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission in 2012 had evaluated the current and potential use of space-based information for disaster management in Mozambique.

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Eduardo Mondlane University

The Eduardo Mondlane University (Portuguese: Universidade Eduardo Mondlane) is the oldest and largest university in Mozambique. The UEM is located in Maputo and has about 27,000 students.

Website: http://www.uem.mz/

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Mozambique: UN-SPIDER/UNDP organize Workshop on Disaster Mapping

Participants of the UN-SPIDER training course "Disaster Mapping"

From 4 to 8 November 2013, eight organizations in Mozambique were trained on “

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Training: Disaster Mapping with Space technology

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NASA: EO-1 satellite captures floods in Mozambique

After days of torrential rain pushed the lower Limpopo River over its banks in late January 2013, flood water surrounded the city of Xai-Xai in southern Mozambique. The Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this natural-color image on January 31.

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World Bank Mozambique

Since 1984, the World Bank has been providing development assistance to Mozambique, designing assistance based on the country’s needs and priorities, from economic stabilization in the 1980s, to post-war

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Mozambique

UNDP has worked in Mozambique since 1976, when the agreement of cooperation between UNDP and the Government of Mozambique was made. The Standard Basic Framework Agreement attached below was signed just after Independence in 1976, and establishes UNDP’s presence in the country.

The legal authority for UNDP’s programme, within the framework of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), is based on its Country Programme Document, which is approved by the UNDP Board, its Country Programme Action Plan and its Annual Work Plans.

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Mozambique Technical University (UDM)

The Technical University of Mozambique is currently conducting different research activities in

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Mozambique National Institute of Statistics (INE)

INE is part of the Ministry of Finance of Mozambique (MF). INE is in charge of collecting census data and undertake regular surveys on different socio-economic related aspects.

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Mozambique National Directorate of Land Planning and Management (DNAPOT)

DNAPOT is part of the Ministry for Environmental Coordination of Mozambique (MICAO).

MICAO's website: http://www.micoa.gov.mz/

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Mozambique National Meteorology Institute (INAM)

INAM is part of the Ministry for Transportation and Communication (MTC). provides daily weather forecasts (twice a day) to the public and INGC. Next to this forecasts, seasonal outlooks (especially before the rainy season) on expected precipitation and cyclone activity are communicated to INGC and other departments.

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