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Call for Experts: UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Zambia

Floods in Zambia in 2003 captured by NASA’s Terra satellite

At the invitation of the Government of Zambia, the UN-SPIDER Programme will conduct a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Zambia from 26 to 30 May 2014.

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Mon, 31/03/2014 - 11:12
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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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Fri, 06/12/2013 - 11:17
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Mozambique - Training Course

In 2012, UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission to Mozambique in order to assess existing disaster and risk reduction activities as well as policies and plans with regard to the use of

Date: 
04/11/2013 - 08/11/2013
Title of Training: 
Disaster Mapping using Space Technologies
Trainers: 
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).
Target Group: 
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).
Training Profile: 
<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>
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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.

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Official launch of AfriGEOSS at AfricaGIS2013/GSDI14

During the AfricaGIS2013/GSDI14, held this week in Addis Abeba, AfriGEOSS was launched on 5 November 2013.

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Wed, 06/11/2013 - 09:59
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38.7468

AfricaGIS 2013 and GSDI World Conference inaugurated in Ethiopia

Drought in Ethiopia in 2008, seen from Space by SPOT Vegetation satellite

The combined AfricaGIS 2013 and GSDI World Conference was inaugurated in Addis Ababa on 4 November 2013.

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Tue, 05/11/2013 - 16:15
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Water resources in Africa: ESA TIGER initiative holds Workshop

Participants of the 2013 TIGER workshop in Tunis, Tunisia

From 21 to 22 October 2013, UN-SPIDER participated in the TIGER workshop 2013, held in Tunis, Tunisia.

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Thu, 31/10/2013 - 16:28
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36.8188
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East African Community backs Hyogo Framework

The East African Community backs the Hyogo Framework

The East African Community (EAC) today announced that it is renewing its commitment to implement the global disaster risk reduction framework, the Hyogo Framework for Action, and that it had agreed

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Wed, 13/02/2013 - 13:13
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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.

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Tue, 05/02/2013 - 12:14
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-25.05
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33.65

Africa to address post-2015 disaster resilience agenda

Governments from over 50 countries in Africa will meet in Arusha, Tanzania from 13-15 February for the Fourth Africa Regional Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (ARP) to address the challenges of

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Sat, 26/01/2013 - 08:18
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