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Kenya declares drought a national disaster

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Kenya’s president has declared the worsening drought in the country a national disaster.

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Satellite-based early warning system for drought risk reduction launched in South Asia

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The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) launched the South Asia Drought Monitoring System (SADMS) online portal.

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NASA researchers assess the connection between wildfires and drought in Africa

Agricultural fires near the Niger River delta. Courtesy of NASA.

Researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, United States, have been investigating the connection between wild fires and droughts in sub-Saharan Africa using satellite data from NASA’s NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer and the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission.

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Second EvIDENz project workshop successfully concluded in Ukraine

EviDENz stakeholder workshop in Ukraine in Dec. 2016

The partners of the EvIDENz project conducted the second stakeholder workshop entitled “Earth observation-based information products for drought risk on a national basis”.  The workshop was conducted in Kyiv, Ukraine, on December 6, 2016.

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Second EvIDENz project workshop successfully concluded in Ukraine

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IGAC conducts training course on satellite information for drought early warning systems

IGAC conducts training course on satellite information for drought early warning systems

The Agustín Codazzi Geographic Institute -IGAC, through its Center for Research and Development of Geographic Information (CIAF), conducted a workshop on 27 October 2016 on the use of satellite information in early warning systems to deal with drought phenomena. The workshop was attended by professionals from entities including the National Institute of Innovation and Transfer in Agricultural Technology of Costa Rica  (INTA), and the Agricultural Planning Unit - UPRA of Colombia.

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Drought triggers National Emergency in Bolivia

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On 21 November 2016 president Evo Morales declared a national emergency due to a severe and extended drought intensified by El Nino. The reservoirs providing water to the Bolivian capital, La Paz, are almost dry, provoking water rationing in that city.

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Natural Disasters Information for Latin America and the Caribbean

Drought in Honduras. Courtesy of CIAT

8.2 million people have been affected by natural disasters from January to August 2016 in Latin America and the Caribbean according to the “Humanitarian Bulletin” for the region, a publication of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) recently.

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EvIDENz project Workshop in South Africa

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The partners of the EvIDENz project conducted the stakeholder workshop entitled “

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EvIDENz project stakholder workshop in South Africa

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AEM conducts teleconference with SEWS-D partners

Dry Corridor of Central America (orange polygons). Courtesy of CAC

As part of its activities as a Regional Support Office, the Mexican Space Agency (AEM) is conducting monthly teleconferences with the national partners of the SEWS-D project (Strengthening Early Warning Systems for Droughts).   The telecons contribute to plan upcoming activities and to inform all regional and international partners regarding advances in each of the four countries where the project is conducted

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United Nations/Islamic Republic of Iran Workshop on the Use of Space Technology for Dust Storm and Drought Monitoring in the Middle East Region

Image courtesy of the European Space Agency (ESA) of a sandstorm over the Persian Gulf in 2008.
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and Space Agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran will organize a workshop focusing on the use of space technology for dust storm and drought monitoring in the Middle East region. 
 
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Workshop on the Use of Space Technology for Dust Storm and Drought Monitoring in the Middle East Region

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