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SERVIR’S Streamflow forecasting project now collaborating with RCMRD in East Africa

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From 13-15 March 2017, staff from the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) was trained on stream flow forecasting methodologies entitled “Hydrological modeling using a multi-model approach”. The aim was to transfer the required skills to RCMRD staff  involved with SERVIR activities as a way to implement the stream flow forecast project.
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UK Space Agency funds project delivering a pest risk information service to sub-Saharan Africa

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An armyworm pest has been afflicting southern and eastern Africa since the beginning of this year. It has been observed in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia and Mozambique with Zimbabwe being the worst affected country so far. The moths of the armyworm are born survivors and they are able to migrate over huge distances. Experts predict that next affected countries will be Tanzania and Kenya.

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New geoportal in South Sudan launched

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The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of South Sudan officially launched the South Sudan Geoportal in Juba on 28 February 2017. The geoportal serves as a platform that facilitates creation, sharing and use of geospatial data. The objective is to enhance the capacity of South Sudan government agencies and non-governmental institutions in geospatial data creation, sharing and management.
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Cyclone Dineo hits Mozambique and South Africa

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Tropical cyclone Dineo hit the Inhambane Province in Mozambique on 15 February 2017. According to Al Jazeera, the winds were register at 130km/h, generating waves 6 meters high and causing heavy rains. Mozambican media reported that the cyclone has left 4 people dead. There is a high risk of flooding, as the area has already received above average rainfall during the last few months, which has affected tens of thousands of people.

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Kenya declares drought a national disaster

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Kenya’s president has declared the worsening drought in the country a national disaster.

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African rangeland early warning system MoU signed

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The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) and the Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have signed a memorandum of understanding in Nairobi, Kenya on 18 January 2017. Speaking at the ceremony, the Director General of the RCMRD, Dr.

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NASA shows Indochina and Central Africa covered in fires

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NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite’s VIIRS instrument (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) collected natural-color images from Central Africa and Indochina, where farmers prepare their land for seasonal planting by deliberately setting fire.

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UN-SPIDER present at the First African Drought Conference in Namibia

First African Drought Conference in Namibia
The First African Drought Conference conducted in Windhoek, Namibia, from 14 to 18 August 2016 shed the spotlight on the necessity for Africa to incorporate high on its development agenda a “Strategic Framework for Drought Risk Management and Enhancing
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UNCCD Conference “Enhancing resilience to drought events on the African Continent”

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Namibia, in collaboration with the United Nations Convention to Combat

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UNCCD Conference “Enhancing resilience to drought events on the African Continent”

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Saharan Dust

Aerosol Index, Sahara dust. Image courtesy of Jesse Allen, NASA Earth Observatory, using Suomi NPP OMPS data provided courtesy of Colin Seftor (SSAI)

In mid-June, plumes of dust, coming for northern Africa’s desert, reached the north of Europe.

This phenomenon of dusty-wind has different impacts on other continents, helping fertilizing soils in Latin America, adding sand to the Caribbean beaches or affecting the air quality in Europe,

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