On 5 August 2014 the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated for floods in Sudan at the request of the UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA. The mechanism will provide space-based maps of the affected area.
Flood, caused by several weeks of heavy rain, has caused 20 casualties and made 6,000 individuals homeless, as 3,000 houses were destroyed and more than 2,000 affected.
In 2003, 2007 and 2013, Sudan was particularly harshly affected by flash floods that displaced hundreds of thousands of people. In order to better prepare and warn farmers of flood events, they need access to real-time information and they need to be able to exchange and apply the information.
A workshop and training course on space-based technologies for disaster risk management are being held from 5 to 9 May 2013 in Khartoum, Sudan. Both events are organized jointly by UN-SPIDER and their partners the Remote Sensing Authority (RSA), the National Center for Research (NCR) of Sudan and the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD).
A workshop and training course on space-based technologies for disaster risk management are being held from 5 to 9 May 2013 in Khartoum, Sudan.
Its mission is to provide weather and climate information and services of quality to help decision-makers to plan and take action to ensure food security, poverty reduction and a sustainable development. The Meteorological Authority furthermore works on the development early warning systems for disaster
The Remote Sensing Authority (RSA) in Sudan was established in 1977, as a National Remote sensing Center (NRSC) within the National Council for Research, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. In 1996 the Remote Sensing Center was renamed to Remote Sensing Authority and affiliated to the National Center for Research, Ministry of Science and Technology.
Sudan government has embarked on a process at the national level to develop a policy and strategic plan to give clarity and direction, and ascribes accountability for water, sanitation and hygiene development. The main mission of this Ministry is to establish laws, rules and regulations concerning water resources in general, and water supply and sanitation in particular.
The Ministry of Science and Technology is responsible of contributing effectively to the construction of civilization by harnessing scientific research, science and technology for the development of natural resources and the achievement of economic and social development. The Ministry contributes to the achievement of excellence in the field elaboration of power, and keeping security in its comprehensive concept.
The development of the agriculture is very important for the success of the Sudan’s aims to reduce poverty, increase the economic growth and achieve a sustainable development in the country. Therefore, the Ministry of Agriculture is responsible for implementing policies that allow a sustainable development, ensure food and fight against poverty.