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Group photo of the workshop's participants (Image: RCMRD)

The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office, held a workshop on Mapping in conjunction with USAID/East Africa’s Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) Project between August 10 and 14 in Entebbe, Uganda. The participants came from the East African Community (EAC) member states: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda.

During the training, participants were able to learn how to create regional risk maps, identify each country’s least and most vulnerable zones and infer the... read more

Publishing Date: 18/08/2015
Representatives of 12 institutions together to support NSDI (Image: RCMRD)

The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office, conducted a flood forecasting training in Uganda from 7 to 10 July and a technical training to support the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) in Zambia from 8 to 11 July.

During the flood forecasting training in Uganda, RCMRD collaborated with the Directorate of Water Resource Management from the Ministry of Water and Environment of Uganda and other stakeholders to develop and implement CREST (Coupled Routing and Excess Storage) in different areas in Uganda with the support of the SERVIR program.

The workshop addressed issues concerning requirements and implementation of the... read more

Publishing Date: 22/07/2015
Access to broadband and satellite communication is a booster for development

This week, more than 250 delegates from East African countries are gathering for a regional conference on broadband and satellite communication for East Africa.

The five-day meeting from 15 to 19 April 2013 is taking place in Kampala, Uganda and has the theme "Strategy for Broadband Access to All in East Africa". It is organised by the Ministry of ICT, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), International Telecommunications Organisation (ITSO), and the East African Communications Organisation (EACO).

The event is the first of its kind for the East African region. The objectives of the conference are to build capacities in the region regarding broadband communication and to highlight the importance of satellite communication for the socio-economic development in East Africa.

Publishing Date: 17/04/2013

Telecoms regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission in collaboration with the International Telecommunications Union are jointly developing an early warning system that will provide public alerts to people in case of disaster prediction, detection and mitigation... read more

Publishing Date: 12/09/2011

11 November 2009 - UN-SPIDER visited Kenya and Uganda from 21 to 30 October 2009 to attend the GEOSS workshop and the AfricaGIS 2009 conference, as well as to establish a network between UN-SPIDER, UN-agencies and Government offices in Kenya.

UN-SPIDER presented their activities in Africa to the Kenya Humanitarian Forum, which generating greater awareness among the over 45 UN and Government officials who gathered to discuss contingency plans. Further, this meeting strengthened the link with local UN Offices to implement further activities such as Technical Advisory Missions (TAMs) and providing support during crisis... read more

Publishing Date: 12/11/2009

Event

We cordially invite you to participate in the 11th AARSE International Conference, which will take place in Kampala, Uganda from 24th to 28th October 2016. The conference is timely and has been designed to harness geospatial technologies to address the post -2015 global development agenda. Therefore, the issues in the AR5 IPCC report, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the expected SDG’s, the envisaged new... read more

Disaster

Available Space-based Information for: Landslides in Uganda (03/03/2010)

At least 300 people, including 100 children, are believed to have been killed when landslides buried three villages in eastern Uganda late on 1 March after heavy rains. Some 2,000 people have been displaced and entire fields of crops ruined.

Source: GLIDEnumber

 

Status Update: 29/03/2010

 

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Cholera outbreak has been confirmed in Moroto district where a total of 58 cases with 3 deaths have so far been recorded.

Source: GlideNumber

Barely a year after the World Health Organisation had declared Uganda polio free; on October 20th polio case was confirmed in Bugiri district, Eastern Uganda. A 2 year old child developed paralysis and 100 samples taken from the same area were positive for wild polio virus type 1 .Tests of samples done in South Africa found the virus to have been imported from the Turkana area in Kenya.

Source: GLIDEnumber

The deadly meningitis disease that broke out in Hoima and Arua in early January has now spread to Masindi, Moyo, Adjumani and Nebbi districts affecting 324 people by 28 January 2009. The disease has so far killed a total of 42 residents in the five districts with many more residents under serious threat.

Source : Glide Number

The Ministry of Health has confirmed an outbreak of Cholera in Kasese district - south Western Uganda. A cumulative figure of 61 cases has been on admission and 01 death registered (0.61% mortality rate).

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Guide

The Data Exchange Platform for the Horn of Africa is an inter-agency initiative of the UN and other humanitarian organizations operating in the Horn of Africa. It was launched in 2002 to meet mission-critical data and services, and increase the information base for humanitarian, emergency and development communities, in the seven countries of the Horn, namely - Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti and Uganda.

The main activities of DEPHA include acquisition, development and dissemination of GIS products and services, including; Data Archival, Documentation, Editing and Distribution, GIS Analysis and Map Production, WEB... read more

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