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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kenya

UNDP operates projects under the umbrella of five priority areas namely: Poverty Reduction, Democratic Governance, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Energy and Environment and Disaster Risk R

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-1.2851
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36.8219

Kenya National Drought Management Authority

Kenya's National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) is mandated to provide leadership and coordination of Kenya’s effort in the management of drought risks and enhancing adaptation to cl

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-1.2851
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36.8219

Kenya RedCross

Kenya RedCross is one of the international Red Cross societies that exist around the world.

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-1.29973
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36.7616

Kenya Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing (DRSRS)

The Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing (DRSRS) formerly known as Kenya Rangeland Ecological Monitoring Unit (KREMU) was established in 1976 with funding from the Government of Kenya

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-1.29973
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36.7616

Kenya Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA)

Kenya's Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA) is a state corporation under the Ministry of Water and Irrigation established under the Water Act 2002 and charged with being the lead agency

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0.528339
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35.2732

Kenya - Technical Advisory Mission

Fechas: 
sáb, 01/03/2014 - sáb, 08/03/2014
Advisory Mission Facts
Amenazas Principales: 
Sequía
Amenazas Principales: 
Incendio
Amenazas Principales: 
Inundación
Amenazas Principales: 
Tormenta severa
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.
Institución Anfitriona: 
National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) and National Space Secretariat (NSS)
Equipo de la Misión: 
<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>
Perfil de la Misión: 
<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>

RCMRD: East African Global Land Cover Workshop

Vegetation map of Eastern Africa during the severe drought of 2011

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Kenya, the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), hosted the East African Global Land Cover Workshop from 10 to 14 March 2014.

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Publishing Date: 
lun, 24/03/2014 - 10:44
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-1.29207
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36.8219

MEA: multi-product data exploitation system with global data coverage since 1978

The Multi-sensor Evolution Analysis (MEA) platform supports Earth Observation communities in loading, visualizing and analysing multi-dimensional

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Publishing Date: 
mar, 19/11/2013 - 11:31
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1.84092
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42.8158

More Complete Satellite Coverage in Africa

NSS-12 East Africa beam

CET Teleport GmbH is expanding its cooperation with the satellite company SES in order to satisfy the increasing demand for satellite services in Africa.

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Publishing Date: 
lun, 04/03/2013 - 07:04

East African Community backs Hyogo Framework

The East African Community backs the Hyogo Framework

The East African Community (EAC) today announced that it is renewing its commitment to implement the global disaster risk reduction framework, the Hyogo Framework for Action, and that it had agreed

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Publishing Date: 
mié, 13/02/2013 - 13:13
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-3.36579
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36.6744