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Mongolia - Technical Advisory Mission

Dates: 
Mon, 11/08/2014 - Fri, 15/08/2014
Advisory Mission Facts
Main Hazards: 
Earthquake
Main Hazards: 
Flood
Main Hazards: 
Severe Storm
Mission details
At the request of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Government of Mongolia, UN-SPIDER supported NEMA and stakeholders organisations in strengthening disaster risk management and emergency response by effective use of space based information including data sharing, National Spatial Data Infrastructure, policy level interventions and capacity.
Host Institution: 
National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
Mission Team: 
The team of seven experts, under leadership of the UN-SPIDER, visited Mongolia from 11-15 August 2014. The mission team represented following organisations: UN-SPIDER/UNOOSA, National Disaster Reduction Center of China (NDRCC), University of Georgia, Airbus Defence and Space, Asia Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and Asia-Pacific Space Cooperation Organization (APSCO). Some of these organisations are already engaged with organisations in Mongolia in the area of disaster management and space technology.
Mission Profile: 
During this five-day mission, the mission team visited seven Ministries and Government agencies and three United Nations offices to carry out in-depth discussions. On 15 August, the Workshop “Use of Space Technology in Disaster Risk Management” was organized. About 40 officials representing various ministries/departments, institutions, and academia attended the workshop. The workshop generated awareness among a larger group of stakeholders in Mongolia, and sought their inputs on current challenges in using space-based information in disaster management.

Malawi - Technical Advisory Mission

Dates: 
Mon, 14/10/2013 - Fri, 18/10/2013
Advisory Mission Facts
Main Hazards: 
Drought
Main Hazards: 
Earthquake
Main Hazards: 
Epidemic
Main Hazards: 
Forest Fire
Main Hazards: 
Flood
Main Hazards: 
Severe Storm
Mission details
Malawi is a country frequently affected by floods, epidemics and droughts. In October 2013, a UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission was carried out upon the request of the Government in Malawi in order to assess how the country could improve its disaster risk management and emergency response capabilities using satellite information. The Mission followed up on a UN-SPIDER Expert Meeting conducted in November 2010.
Host Institution: 
Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA)
Mission Team: 
UN-SPIDER invited seven experts with a broad range of expertise and diverse backgrounds in the space-technology, disaster management and crowd-sourcing sectors to join the two UN-SPIDER experts on the mission team. The experts represented various United Nations agencies, academia and international as well as national organisations: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Humanitarian Open Street Map (HOT), French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER), Technical University Vienna, Group on Earth Observation (GEO), Regional Centre for Mapping and Resources for Development (RCMRD) and the National Disaster Reduction Center China (NDRCC).
Mission Profile: 
The team met with key national, international institutions and organisations in Malawi to discuss the current use of space-based information and technology in the country. A one day national workshop conducted on 18 October 2013 brought together over 40 participants and stakeholders from the academia, ministries, departments, NGOs and international organisation. A wide variety of subjects were addressed including remote sensing applications for disaster risk management, land use planning for disaster prevention, the added value of satellite-derived soil moisture assessments, the benefits of sharing geospatial information, the regional efforts for spatial data infrastructure and the need to access existing international mechanisms that make available satellite information and products to support emergency response.

Ghana: UN-SPIDER conducts Technical Advisory Mission

Participants of the UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Ghana

From 25 to 29 November 2013, UN-SPIDER carried out a five-day Technical Advisory Mission to Ghana in order to assess the current state and the potential of using space-based information for disaste

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Advisory Missions are at the heart of UN-SPIDER's efforts on the national level to ensure that all countries and international or regional organizations have the capacity to use all types of sp

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