Virtual technical advisory support to Namibia


In recent years, Southern Africa has been experiencing more frequent and intense droughts that impact rural communities. In order to raise awareness regarding the use of UN-SPIDER recommended practices, more than 490 maps of the standard vegetation index were created for Namibia, covering the period from April 2000 to June 2021. The maps were created by the Centre for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces (ZFL) of the University of Bonn in its role as a UN-SPIDER regional support office in the period from June to August. In addition, a map of areas flooded in Namibia in April 2020 was developed. The maps were presented to the Acting Director of the National Directorate of Disaster Risk Management of Namibia.