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Malawi: UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission successfully concluded

Upon the invitation of the Government of Malawi through its Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) UN-SPIDER successfully carried out a Technical Advisory Mission to Malawi from 14 to 18

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Tue, 22/10/2013 - 08:58

Call for experts: UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Malawi

Lake Malawi in the Eastern Rift of the Great Rift Valley seen from space

At the invitation of the Department of Disaster Management Affairs of Malawi the UN-SPIDER Programme will conduct a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Malawi from 14 October to 18 October 2013.

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Malawi - Expert Mission

Sat, 13/11/2010 - Sun, 21/11/2010
Advisory Mission Facts
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Mission details
<p>Within the project &ldquo;Providing Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technical support for Disaster Risk Reduction programs implemented by DIPECHO partners in the South East African and South West Indian Ocean region&rdquo;, UN-SPIDER, together with the Italian-based NGO Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) and the Geoinformatic Centre from the University of Salzburg (Z-GIS) carried out a mission to Lilongwe, Malawi in Nov. 2010 to conduct a national seminar.</p>
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Mission Expert: 
J&ouml;rg Szarzynski, UN-SPIDER
Mission Profile: 
<p>The mission included a national seminar that provided a general overview regarding space-based information, UN-SPIDER&rsquo;s role and existing international mechanisms such as the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters. The national seminar focused on practical application of GIS and EO tools to address disaster preparedness and response planning. It brought together representatives from government institutions (the Department of Disaster Management Affairs, the Technical Secretariat for the Ministry of Agriculture, the Geological Survey Department, the Meteorological Department, and the National Statistic Office); as well as representatives from the European Union, WFP, UNDP, UNICEF, the World Bank, GTZ; and eight NGO&rsquo;s (COOPI, GOAL, ChristianAid, EAM, MALEZA, OXFAM, Concern Worldwide, and MSH).</p>
Mission Outcome: 
<p>The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to become aware of the technical capacity available in Madagascar and the Comores Island in the areas of disaster-risk management and emergency response. Representatives of these ministries, institutions and NGOs were made aware of the UN-SPIDER programme and its activities, of potential areas where space-based technology and information could play a greater role and on the type of support that the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters can provide.</p> <p>The seminar also allowed participants to discuss ways to improve communications among agencies and NGOs, to coordinate and disseminate space-based information for disaster risk management and emergency response in Malawi and about what kind of data, technology and training is needed.</p>


Department of Disaster Management Affairs

Contact Person
Mr. James M.K. Chiusiwa
Tel: +265 999 937 952


UN-SPIDER Newsletter January 2011

Issue Date: 
Fri, 28/01/2011

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November 2010

Issue Date: 
Fri, 03/12/2010