Institutions Guides

Profiles of organizations working in the area of satellite technology and disaster management provide an overview of who does what. Fulfilling the UN-SPIDER mission requires global and regional networking of institutions, organizations and initiatives featuring mandates, expertise and capacities in different fields of disaster management and space-based information. Networking and communication are facilitated by respective institutional and organizational profiles.

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  • The main functions of the Kenya Meteorological Service include: Provision of meteorological and climatological services to agriculture, forestry, water resources management,...
  • The function of the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Kenya include Health Policy, Sanitation Policy, Preventive and Promotive Health Services, HIV/AIDS Programme and other Sexually...
  • The National Disaster Operations Centre (NDOC) of Kenya was established in January 1998 by an act of Parliament to act as the focal point for co-ordinating response to emergencies...
  • 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...
  • The National Space Secretariat, under the Chairmanship of the Principal Secretary, coordinates all space related activities in the Country. The Secretariat comprises of stake...
  • Kenya RedCross is one of the international Red Cross societies that exist around the world. Established in 1961, the Kenya Red Cross supports and runs a number of projects and...
  • 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...
  • The Commission for Controlling the desert Locust in the Central Region (CRC) was established under Article XIV within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO...
  • The Department is responsible for all matters to do with climate change and meteorological services such As climate and weather. The Department is based in Blantyre. For more...
  • Established through the Disaster Preparedness and Relief Act of 1991, the Department of Disaster Management Affairs is the Government of Malawi’s agency responsible for...
  • The Department is based in Zomba and it is responsible for all issues to do with geology. For more information and contact information click here.
  • Learn more about the Malawi Department of Land, Housing and Urban Development.
  • The Department handles all matters to do with Malawi’s Forest reserves and it is housed at City Centre. For more information and contact information click here.
  • The Ministry's mission is to promote and facilitate agricultural productivity so as to ensure food security, increased incomes and creation of employment opportunities through...
  • The mandate of the Ministry is to ascertain a sustainable provision of water supply and sanitation services and implementation of irrigation development programmes in order to...