Kenya

UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Kenya

Mission team of the Kenya Technical Advisory Mission

From 3 to 7 March 2014, UN-SPIDER carried out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Kenya in order to assess the current state and the potential of using

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UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission to Kenya

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Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:11

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-1

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37
Wed, 03/12/2014

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Recommended Practices: Using Space Technologies for Disaster and Risk Management

4th Meeting of the UN-SPIDER Regional Support Offices on 11 February 2013
Example of a Flood Map

UN-SPIDER's network of Regional Support Offices is currently developing Recommended Practices on the use of

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Recommended Practices on Space Technologies and Disaster

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Mon, 03/02/2014 - 09:00

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48

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16
Mon, 02/03/2014

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Kenya: Call for Experts for UN-SPIDER Technical Advisory Mission

Flooded Galana River in southeastern Kenya in May 2012

At the invitation of the Government of Kenya, the UN-SPIDER Programme will conduct a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Kenya from 3 to 7 March 2014. UN-SPIDER is currently seeking international experts from the space,

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 08:23

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-1

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37
Thu, 12/12/2013

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East Africa: Remote Sensing satellites help monitor tectonic plates

Tiny changes on the ground changes the radar signal

The use of remote sensing techniques such as the Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) are helping scientists to better understand plate tectonics by providing patterns and consequences of activity that can help to get a clearer picture of a

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Fri, 09/08/2013 - 09:13

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-1

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36
Thu, 08/09/2012

Kenya - Expert Mission

Kenya, like other countries in eastern Africa, is exposed to a variety of hazards including droughts, floods, landslides and earthquakes. The December 1999 drought affected 23 million inhabitants. From 21 to 23 October 2009, UN-SPIDER conducted an Expert Mission to Kenya to establish contact with its National Focal point, and to raise awareness concerning its activities and the type of technical advisory support it can provide. The mission also included a visit to Nakuru City to visit the Rift Valley provincial disaster-risk reduction platform.

Dates: 

Wed, 21/10/2009 to Fri, 23/10/2009

Host Institution: 

Department of Disaster Risk Reduction Kenya

Mission Expert: 

Shirish Ravan, UN-SPIDER

Mission Profile: 

The mission included a meeting with the UN-SPIDER National Focal Point and with representatives of ISDR/Africa and the Kenyan Humanitarian Forum chaired by OCHA, as well as a meeting with the Rift Valley provincial disaster-risk reduction platform.

Mission Outcome: 

The mission allowed UN-SPIDER to establish closer links with its National Focal Point, the ISDR Africa Office, the Kenyan Humanitarian Forum and the Rift Valley provincial disaster-risk reduction platform. These efforts allowed these entities to become aware of the mission of UN-SPIDER, the type of Technical Advisory Support that it can provide to countries such as Kenya and on the usefulness of space-based information in case of disaster-risk reduction and emergency response.

The mission also allowed UN-SPIDER to become aware of on-going efforts in Kenya regarding disaster-risk reduction and emergency response, as well as of the special needs in particular geographic regions of the country which are exposed to landslides and drought.

NASA's satellite Aqua captures floods in Kenya

After floods isolated schools and villages in southeastern Kenya in early May 2012, affected more than 3,000 families in the region around Malindi, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured an image of the area affected on May 10, 2012. It was consequently compared to imagery of the same region on May 9, 2009.

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Fri, 11/05/2012 - 08:49

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-3

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40
Fri, 05/11/2012

Drought and Famine in Horn of Africa

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Status Update: 7 September 2011 (14:00 CEST)


UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER

Email: un-spider [at] unoosa.org

Link: http://www.un-spider.org

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Name: 

Famine in Horn of Africa

GLIDEnumber: 

n/a

Region: 

Horn of Africa, Africa

Occurance Date: 

22/07/2011
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SERVIR

The SERVIR mechanism is a joint venture between NASA and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). It integrates satellite observations, ground-based

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Flood in Kenya

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Floods have affected more than 340 families countrywide following torrential rains.

Source: Glidenumber

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Name: 

Flood in Kenya

GLIDEnumber: 

2010-000174

Region: 

Kenya

Occurance Date: 

03/09/2010

latitude: 

1

longitude: 

36

Floods in Kenya

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Since March 1st 2010, the long rains have been pounding most parts of Kenya resulting in flood situations in parts of the Kenya.
The floods have claimed 56 lives country wide; over 9,135 house holds have since been displaced and over 90,000 persons affected.

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Name: 

Floods in Kenya

GLIDEnumber: 

FL-2010-000047-KEN

Region: 

Kenya

Occurance Date: 

01/05/2010
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latitude: 

4

longitude: 

39

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