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UN-SPIDER Updates March 2014

Issue Date: 
Tue, 01/04/2014

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Kenya

OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies.

UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Kenya

Mission team of the Kenya Technical Advisory Mission

From 3 to 7 March 2014, UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Kenya in order to assess the current state and the potential of using space-based information for disaster risk m

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Publishing Date: 
Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:11
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-1.29207
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36.8219

Kenya: Call for Experts for UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission

Flooded Galana River in southeastern Kenya in May 2012

At the invitation of the Government of Kenya, the UN-SPIDER Programme will conduct a

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 08:23
latitude: 
-1.29207
longitude: 
36.8219

Kenya - Expert Mission

Dates: 
Wed, 21/10/2009 - Fri, 23/10/2009
Advisory Mission Facts
Main Hazards: 
Drought
Main Hazards: 
Earthquake
Main Hazards: 
Flood
Main Hazards: 
Mass Movement
Mission details
<p>Kenya, like other countries in eastern Africa, is exposed to a variety of hazards including droughts, floods, landslides and earthquakes. The December 1999 drought affected 23 million inhabitants. From 21 to 23 October 2009, UN-SPIDER conducted an Expert Mission to Kenya to establish contact with its National Focal point, and to raise awareness concerning its activities and the type of technical advisory support it can provide. The mission also included a visit to Nakuru City to visit the Rift Valley provincial disaster-risk reduction platform.</p>
Host Institution: 
Department of Disaster Risk Reduction Kenya
Mission Expert: 
Shirish Ravan, UN-SPIDER
Mission Profile: 
<p>The mission included a meeting with the UN-SPIDER National Focal Point and with representatives of ISDR/Africa and the Kenyan Humanitarian Forum chaired by OCHA, as well as a meeting with the Rift Valley provincial disaster-risk reduction platform. </p>
Mission Outcome: 
<p>The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to establish closer links with its National Focal Point, the ISDR Africa Office, the Kenyan Humanitarian Forum and the Rift Valley provincial disaster-risk reduction platform. These efforts allowed these entities to become aware of the mission of UN-SPIDER, the type of Technical Advisory Support that it can provide to countries such as Kenya and on the usefulness of space-based information in case of disaster-risk reduction and emergency response.</p> <p>The mission also allowed UN-SPIDER to become aware of on-going efforts in Kenya regarding disaster-risk reduction and emergency response, as well as of the special needs in particular geographic regions of the country which are exposed to landslides and drought.</p>

NASA's satellite Aqua captures floods in Kenya

After floods isolated schools and villages in southeastern Kenya in early May 2012, affected more than 3,000 families in the region around Malindi, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer

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Publishing Date: 
Fri, 11/05/2012 - 08:49
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Kenya

Department of Disaster Risk Reduction Kenya

Contact Person
Mr Gordon Otieno Muga
Tel: +25420250645
Email: ghorduuh@yahoo.com

latitude: 
-1.43774
longitude: 
36.7791

November 2009

Issue Date: 
Sat, 05/12/2009

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