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University of Nairobi (UON) - Department of Geology

The Department of Geology of the University of Nairobi offers B.Sc., B.Ed. Science (Geology option), B.Sc. & B.Ed. (Science) by Open and Distance Learning, B.Sc.

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-1.29973
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36.7616

Kenya Meteorological Service (KMS)

The main functions of the Kenya Meteorological Service include:

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-1.29973
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36.7616

Kenya Defence Force (KDF)

The mission of the Kenya Defence Forces is to defend and protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic, assist and cooperate with other authorities in situations of emergency or

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-1.28835
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36.8138

Kenya National Space Secretariat (NSS)

The National Space Secretariat, under the Chairmanship of the Principal Secretary, coordinates all space related activities in the Country.

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-1.28835
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36.8138

Kenya National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC)

The National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) of Kenya was established in January 1998 by an act of Parliament to act as the focal point for co-ordinating response to emergencies and disasters in

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-1.28835
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36.8138

Kenya - Technical Advisory Mission

Dates: 
Sat, 01/03/2014 - Sat, 08/03/2014
Advisory Mission Facts
Main Hazards: 
Drought
Main Hazards: 
Forest Fire
Main Hazards: 
Flood
Main Hazards: 
Severe Storm
Mission details
Kenya experiences a number of natural hazards, the most common being weather related, including floods, droughts, landslides, lightening/thunderstorms, wild fires, and strong winds. In the recent past these hazards have increased in number, frequency and complexity. UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission to Kenya to evaluate the current and potential use of space-based information in all the aspects of disaster and disaster risk management.
Host Institution: 
National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) and National Space Secretariat (NSS)
Mission Team: 
<p>The mission team was comprised of nine international experts:<p> <p>Mr. Coen Bussink (UN-SPIDER, Vienna), Ms. Longfei Liu (UN-SPIDER, Beijing), Ms. Leslie Armstrong (U.S. Geological Survey), Mr.Ned Dwyer (Coastal and Marine Research Centre, University College Cork, Ireland), Mr. Gabriel Yesuf (Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Surveys, Nigeria), Mr. Andries Jordaan (University of the Free State, South Africa), Mr. Franck Ranera (Airbus Defence and Space, France), Mr. Michael Hagenlocher (University of Salzburg’s Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, Austria), Mr. Wu Wei (National Disaster reduction Centre of China, China).<p>
Mission Profile: 
<p>The mission team met with 19 national and international institutions based in Kenya. These meetings provided insight in the role of each organisation in disaster management and in the use of space-based and geospatial information in the country. In addition, the team organized a one-day workshop on the premises of UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office RCMRD, which was attended by over 50 participants from the academia, ministries, emergency services and international organisations. </p> <p>The workshop included presentations by NDOC, NSS, RCMRD and by all experts of the TAM team. Group discussions were held inviting the participants to think about the current and potential use of space technologies in disaster management. The workshop was effective in generating awareness about possible applications of space-based technology and the potential for cooperation between different agencies.</p> <p>On the last day of the mission, the TAM team provided a briefing on the findings of the mission to the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government of Kenya. </p> <p>The observations and recommendations will be compiled in the form of the report that will be presented to the Government and could be used for the drafting of the National Policy for Disaster Risk Management.</p>

European Union - European External Action Service (EEAS)

The EU maintains diplomatic relations with nearly all countries in the world.

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-13.9473
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33.7881

United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s (UN-HABITAT) in Malawi

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme’s (UN-HABITAT) mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable urban development with the goal of providing adequate shelter for

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-13.9473
longitude: 
33.7881

World Bank Country Office in Malawi

The World Bank aims to support Malawi's efforts toward more diversified, competitive, shock-resilient socio-economic growth.

latitude: 
-13.9473
longitude: 
33.7881

World Food Programme (WFP) in Malawi

The World Food Programme Country Programme (CP) in Malawi in started in March 2012 and will be operational until February 2016.

latitude: 
-13.9473
longitude: 
33.7881