Mozambique - Institutional Strengthening Mission

As a follow-up to the recommendations of the technical advisory mission to Mozambique conducted in October 2012, UN-SPIDER conducted a Institutional Strengthening Mission and jointly with UNDP-Mozambique organized a national training course on disaster mapping using space technology in Maputo. The course took place at the Eduardo Mondlane University.


Mon, 04/11/2013 to Fri, 08/11/2013

Host Institution: 

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Eduardo Mondlane University


Mission Profile: 

The training course which was part of the Institutional Strengthening Mission targeted more than 20 participants from the following institutions: Instituto Nacional de Gestão das Calamidades, Instituto de Investigação Agrária de Moçambique, Centro Nacional de Cartografia e Teledetecção, Administração Regional de Aguas do Sul, Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia, Direcção Nacional de Planeamento e Ordenamento Territorial, Municipality of Maputo, Universidade Técnica de Moçambique and Eduardo Mondlane University.

The experts from UN-SPIDER, the Cologne University of Applied Sciences and NDRCC introduced the participants to the concepts of hazard, vulnerability and risk; the basics of Earth observation satellites; geodata for disaster management; rapid mapping and functioning with regard to operational aspects of the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters; and other topics. Hands-on exercises were provided on flood forecasting, flood detection, drought monitoring and rapid mapping of disasters.

Disaster type: 

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