Kenya

GIS and Remote sensing in Multi hazard Early warning systems Course in Kenya

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This training aims to develop the capacity of professionals working in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Impact and Adaptation to design, manage, evaluate and undertake improvements in people-centered early warning systems for hydro-meteorological & geological hazards and extreme events. It builds upon Indepth Research Services (IRES) experience in building capacities on use of GIS, Remote Sensing and space based technologies in disaster risk management for disaster management institutions, disaster management practitioners and communities.

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15/05/2017 to 19/05/2017

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Mon, 08/05/2017

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IRES Training Center

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Nairobi

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  • Kenya

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Indepth Research Services (IRES)

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RCMRD assessed the effects of drought to Ndakaini Dam in Kenya using Space Technology

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The problem of drought has been worsening in Kenya since last year and it has been declared a national disaster by the Kenyan president on 10 February 2017. The country has felt the effects of drought in many ways, ranging from crop failure, wildlife and herdsmen conflicts, people in need of food to water rationing. Given these conditions, Nairobi county has implemented a water rationing programme in January 2017, as the city’s main source of water, Ndakaini dam, has reduced significantly.

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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.

According to the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) the drought has been worsening in most Kenyan counties, now affecting nearly half the country. Forage conditions are drier than usual because of lower than usual rainfall conditions and also the extended dry period between the short and long rains in 2016. The number of people in need of food has risen from 1.3 million to 2.7 million last year.

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Sat, 11/02/2017 - 06:01

ICT for Disaster Response

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This five (5) days training course explores how new information-, communication- and mapping technologies can be practically used to respond to disasters, augment situational awareness, improve relief coordination and much more. This course looks at a variety of real world examples from organizations working in the field and analyzes some of the key challenges related to access, implementation, scale, and verification that these new technologies can present. 

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28/09/2015 to 02/10/2015

Registration Deadline: 

Mon, 21/09/2015

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IRES Training Centre, Njema Court, R2 Rhapta Road

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Nairobi

Venue Country: 

  • Kenya

Event Organisers: 

Indepth Research Services (IRES)

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GIS and remote sensing in disaster, risk and emergency management capacity building

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The e-Enhancement Centre Ltd (www.e-enhancement.com) is a leading ICT-4-development consultancy in Africa with offices in Nairobi Kenya whose main agenda is promotion of ICT and Telecom standards through facilitation of various forums (Conferences, Seminars and Capacity Building Programmes) meant to equip the industry players with relevant and up-to-date information vital to the sound management of organizations through application of the modern ICT in various business sectors with our clientele organizations reading as who-is-who in the continent.

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Individuals/ Organizations aspiring to implement G.I.S in their Disaster and Emergency management strategies. Information Managers/ Monitoring and Evaluation Professionals, Logisticians, Humanitarian affairs Managers and Officers/ Program Managers and Supervisors. Camp managers/ Water Sanitation and Health experts/ Coordinators. Disaster Risk Management Professionals

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For course outline and Course Registration Details, please contact; Steve Njenga The e-Enhancement Centre, Westlands Commercial Centre, Nairobi Kenya. Cell: +254 721 749 239, +254 752 546 676, +254 773 243 745. steve [at] e-enhancement.com www.e-enhancement.com. Skype: Stevie.njenga

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08/09/2014 to 12/09/2014

Venue: 

e-Enhancement Centre Ltd

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Nairobi

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The Enhancement Center, Nairobi.

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RCMRD installs MODIS satellite data receiving station

Representatives of RCMRD during the launch of the MODIS receiving station

RCMRD, the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development, and host of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Kenya, recently installed and launched a new satellite receiving station. The station is capable of receiving data from Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer (MODIS) sensor on the US American Aqua and Terra satellites, as well as other Earth Observation satellites.

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Tue, 15/07/2014 - 10:08

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Ushahidi

Ushahidi is a global non-profit technology company with origins in Kenya. Ushahidi’s mission is the change the way information flows in the world and empower people to make an impact with open source technologies, cross-sector partnerships, and ground-breaking ventures.

More information: Ushahidi

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Kenya National Drought Management Authority

Kenya's National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) is mandated to provide leadership and coordination of Kenya’s effort in the management of drought risks and enhancing adaptation to climate change. The Legal Notice gives the NDMA the mandate to establish mechanisms which ensure that drought does not result in emergencies and that the impacts of climate change are sufficiently mitigated.

 

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Kenya RedCross

Kenya RedCross is one of the international Red Cross societies that exist around the world. Established in 1961, the Kenya Red Cross supports and runs a number of projects and aims to raising awareness to the Kenyan public about current issues or problems. The Kenya Red Cross is involved in areas such as famine, blood services, first aid projects, disaster and emergency services and education services.

More information: Kenya RedCross

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Survey of Kenya (SOK)

The Department of Surveys, commonly known as Survey of Kenya (SOK), is the official agency of the government of Kenya on all matters affecting land surveys and mapping. It has been in existence since 1903 and is one of the oldest Departments in the country. The department is responsible for national surveying and mapping. It is also the national focal point of GIS and Remote Sensing with representation in the Global Mapping Project organised by the International Steering Committee for Global Mapping (ISCGM). The head of the department is the Director of survey.

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