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Space Technologies for Efficient Disaster Management Webinar

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Nepalese Space Research Association (NESRA) is organizing a webinar “Space Technologies for Efficient Disaster Management”, which will be led by distinguished people who have worked to mitigate the effects of disasters using space technologies. The seminar is concerned with how space technologies contribute to efficient disaster management, especially in the wake of the recent flood and landslide risks in Nepal. The benefits of space technologies in the prevention and mitigation of natural disasters will be highlighted.   The main speakers will be:  

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    25/07/2020

    Registration Deadline: 

    Mon, 20/07/2020

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    Napalese Space Research Association (NESRA)

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    Nepal - Institutional Strengthening Mission

    This activity was a follow up of the UN-SPIDER technical advisory mission to Nepal and included an international training programme. The training was held from 9 to 13 June 2014 and was on multi-level risk profiling, organized jointly by UN-SPIDER and its Regional Support Office ICIMOD. The purpose of the training programme, taking place in Kathmandu, Nepal, was to improve disaster risk management using space-based and geospatial information by imparting hands-on training to the officials of member countries supported by the ICIMOD and UN-SPIDER.

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    Mon, 09/06/2014 to Fri, 13/06/2014

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    International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

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    As part of the Institutional Strengthening Mission, a training on ‘Regional Training on Multi-level Flood Risk Mapping’ was jointly organized by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and UN Platform for Space-based information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs. Part of the support for this training course came from “SERVIR-Himalaya”, funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). 

    The experts providing the training course included specialists from UN-SPIDER, from ICIMOD, from National Disaster Reduction Centre of China NDRCC (China), and from the National Remote Sensing Centre NRDC (India). 20 participants from disaster management agencies and stakeholder departments of ICIMOD Member States participated in the training programme. All but one ICIMOD Member state attended the programme: Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.

    The purpose of the training programme was to improve disaster risk management using space based and geospatial information by imparting hands-on training to the officials of member countries supported by ICIMOD and UN-SPIDER. The training covered climate change, disaster risk reduction and space technology, developing hazard and indicators at national and sub-national level, flood inundation modelling using HEC-RAS methods, flood inundation mapping and monitoring using satellite images and landslide hazard mapping using satellite remote sensing. More than 50% time was devoted to the hands-on sessions on flood inundation model (held by an expert of ICIMOD), on flood mapping and monitoring (held by an expert of NDRCC) and on landslide hazard mapping (held by an expert of the National Remote Sensing Centre of India). UN-SPIDER delivered lectures on climate change, disaster risk reduction and space technology and on the role of space technology in the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) and HFA2.

     

    UN-SPIDER Updates January 2019

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    Thu, 14/02/2019
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    Dear readers,

    We're glad to share with you the January 2019 UN-SPIDER Monthly Updates.

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    UN-SPIDER Updates August 2017

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    Mon, 18/09/2017
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    UN-SPIDER supports emergency responses for Nepal and Sierra Leone floods and landslides

    Floods in Nepal. Image: UN Country Team Nepal.
    Mudslide in Sierra Leone. Image: UNICEF.

    Heavy rainfall has caused deadly flooding and mudslides in and around Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, while the worst monsoon rains in 15 years have triggered flooding and landslides in 27 of Nepal's 75 districts. UNOOSA has requested the activation of the European Commission Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service for both disasters.

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    Wed, 16/08/2017 - 09:46

    Referenced UN-SPIDER Regional Support Office: 

    United Nations Offices in Kathmandu

    There are nineteen UN agencies in Nepal and most of these agencies are located in the UN House in Kathmandu.

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    Nepalese Army

    The Nepalese Army is the armed military Land warfare force of Nepal available internationally and a major component of the Military of Nepal. Service is voluntary and the minimum age for enrollment is 18 years. The army was known as The Royal Nepalese Army (RNA) during the monarchy system in Nepal. It was renamed into Nepalese Army since 28 May 2008 with the abolishing of 238-year-old monarchy.

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    Nepal GIS Society

    Nepal GIS Society is dedicated since 1995 For:

    • Professional Networking
    • Awareness and advocacy
    • Applied and empirical research
    • GIS, RS and GPS training
    • Consultancy services
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    Nepal Red Cross Society

    Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) came into being in 1963. It was recognized by the ICRC in 1964 and affiliated to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in the same year. NRCS has, over the years, grown to be the largest humanitarian organization in Nepal, with its network of District Chapters (DCs) extended in each of the 75 districts of the country.

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    Kathmandu Living Lab(KLL)

    Kathmandu Living Lab( KLL) seeks to establish itself as a leading civic tech group in Nepal and the region. KLL activate, inspire and lead a community of young changemakers who are excited about using high impact technology to transform our societies.KLL strive to co-create digital tools and information infrastructure so that government, nonprofits and businesses can use 21st century technology to provide everyday citizens the best services.

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