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

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

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.

UN-SPIDER is currently contacting experts from the space and disaster management community to have the team defined by end of August. If your institution, organization, company or university is interested in joining the expert team, please get in touch with us, so we can provide you with additional information. UN-SPIDER is looking for professionals from the field of space technology and disaster management who are already collaborating or are willing to collaborate in the future with the authorities or respective institutions in Malawi.

TAMs are part of UN-SPIDER’s technical advisory support, one of the core activities of the programme. TAM experts meet during the mission with key disaster management authorities in the Government, UN agencies, regional and international organizations or initiatives and private entrepreneurs to discuss the topic in depth, make recommendations and develop guidelines to improve the use of space-based information in disaster-risk management and emergency response.

If you are interested in joining the TAM please provide us with a short background, résumé or CV and a short indication of your current, planned or possible type of collaboration with Malawi. Kindly send your statement of interest to Mr Markus WOLTRAN (markus.woltran@unoosa.org) until 18 August 2013.