Stakeholder Workshop on Earth observation-based information products for drought risk on a national basis

Organizadores del evento: 

DiMTEC, University of the Free State (UFS), South Africa, ZFL, University of Bonn, UNU-EHS, UNOOSA / UN-SPIDER

País: 

  • South Africa

Ciudad: 

Pretoria and Eastern Cape

Fecha: 

04/06/2018 to 08/06/2018

Fecha límite de inscripción: 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Training type: 

academic

Idioma del evento: 

English

Target Audience: 

Stakeholders, key decision makers, and operational technical audience from the rural development and agricultural sector, water, sanitation, economic and disaster management communities, space agencies, research and technology entities.

Description: 

The Stakeholder Workshop on Earth observation-based information products for drought risk on a national basis (EviDENz) occurred from 4 to 8 June 2018 in Pretoria and Eastern Cape, South Africa.

 

Objectives and Expected Outcomes

The objective of the EvIDENz stakeholder workshop was to make decision makers and technical staff of several institutions of South Africa aware of the workflow developed by ZFL and UNU-EHS to contribute to the estimation of the impacts of droughts on crops and livestock, to understand drought risks and to discuss a methodological approach to implement the use of the workflow. In addition, the workshop was used to train technical staff on the use of the workflows as presented in the UN-SPIDER Knowledge Portal.

 

Resources




Presentations

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4 June 2018 - Stakeholder Workshop in Pretoria
UN-SPIDER, DIMTEC and UFS

Welcome stakeholders and roundtable introduction 

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NDMC, SANSA and CSIR

Recent advances in the use of space technologies in South Africa in the agricultural sector and key challenges in monitoring the impacts as per the Sendai framework targets

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Session 1: EvIDENz project and its workflow
ZFL

Segment of the workflow on the use of space-based vegetation indexes

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UNU-EHS

Workflow to estimate the number of people affected due to agricultural drought and understanding drought risk in South Africa

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Session 2: Monitoring droughts in South Africa
Drought monitoring in South Africa

Presentation on efforts in South Africa to monitor drought as a weather event and its impacts on hydrologic resources

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Use of space technologies in agriculture

Recent advances in the use of space technologies in South Africa in the agricultural sector

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Discussion

What are the current challenges in South Africa regarding the compilation of data on impacts of droughts and other hazards to generate reports to be incorporated in the Sendai Monitoring tool?

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5 and 6 June 2018 - Training Segment - Pretoria
UN-SPIDER

Introduction to EvIDENz workflow

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Session 3: Sendai framework monitoring and reporting 
UN-SPIDER 

Training on the EvIDENz workflow

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8 June 2018 - Stakeholder Workshop in Eastern Cape
Session 1: EvIDENz project and its workflows
ZFL

EvIDENZ workflow. A segment of the workflow on the use of space-based vegetation indexes

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UNU-EHS

EvIDENz workflow. Workflow to estimate the number of people affected due to agricultural drought and understanding drought risk in South Africa

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Drought monitoring in Eastern Cape

Presentation on efforts in Eastern Cape to monitor drought as a weather event and its impacts on hydrologic resources

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Session 2: Monitoring droughts in South Africa
UN-SPIDER

Overview of the operational elements of the EvIDENz workflow. Hardware and software employed to use the workflow; data sources and pre-processing; characterization of the severity of droughts in Eastern Cape: an example from the workflows; incorporation of the in-situ data on land-use (agriculture, livestock, population census); the output of the workflow (number of people affected by drought).

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Discussion on potential implementation of workflow

Next steps to incorporate EvIDENz workflow to assess and report on crop losses in South Africa: Modifying workflow to address other provinces in South Africa; testing; and potential implementation

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