From 8 to 12 October 2012, UN-SPIDER will conduct a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Mozambique as agreed upon during the UN International Conference "Space based technologies for disaster management' organised by the UN-SPIDER Beijing office in November 2011. UN-SPIDER is pleased to invite experts to participate in this mission. Experts should have an organisational mandate to assist in assessing the current use of space-based technology and information for disaster management and emergency response in Mozambique, identifying potential areas where space-based technology and information could play a greater role and contributing to improving the access to space-based technology and information. The mission will also touch issues on how to make disaster risk reduction efforts more effective in Mozambique.
The experts will be part of the UN-SPIDER mission team. The mission team will meet all key agencies in Mozambique that are involved in disaster management and supporting the work of the Mozambique National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC). Additionally, an awareness raising workshop will be part of this TAM. Experts who have a relevant mandate and who are involved in bilateral/multilateral activities to promote space-based technologies for disaster management in Mozambique are kindly asked to contact Shirish Ravan: shirish.ravan [at] unoosa.org.