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Representatives of 12 institutions together to support NSDI (Image: RCMRD)

The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office, conducted a flood forecasting training in Uganda from 7 to 10 July and a technical training to support the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) in Zambia from 8 to 11 July.

During the flood forecasting training in Uganda, RCMRD collaborated with the Directorate of Water Resource Management from the Ministry of Water and Environment of Uganda and other stakeholders to develop and implement CREST (Coupled Routing and Excess Storage) in different areas in Uganda with the support of the SERVIR program.

The workshop addressed issues concerning requirements and implementation of the CREST model and how to empower stakeholders.

The technical training conducted in Zambia to support the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI), brought together representatives of 12 institutions including government ministries and departments, parastatals and academic... read more

Publishing Date: 22/07/2015
The Zambia Technical Advisory Mission Team

UN-SPIDER and its team of experts carried out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Zambia from 26 to 30 May 2014. The TAM was conducted upon invitation of the Office of the Vice-President, Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU).

The team met with about 15 key stakeholder agencies in the country including the Survey Department, the Meteorological Service or the National Remote Sensing Centre. The experts took stock of issues such as policy gaps, availability of satellite data and geospatial information for all relevant institutions, the current use of space-based information in the country, and data sharing practice. The team also looked at challenges and constraints, existing capacity and further training needs, established institutional linkages and ways to strengthen disaster risk reduction and emergency response at the country level.

As a first follow up of the TAM, information was shared on data collection and very high resolution data acquisition options... read more

Publishing Date: 01/07/2014
Floods in Zambia in 2003 captured by NASA’s Terra satellite

At the invitation of the Government of Zambia, the UN-SPIDER Programme will conduct a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Zambia from 26 to 30 May 2014. UN-SPIDER is currently seeking international experts from the space, disaster management and disaster risk management communities who would like to volunteer for participating in this TAM. If required, UN-SPIDER will sponsor the travel and the stay of the expert to Zambia. UN-SPIDER's partner during this TAM is the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit in the Office of the Vice President of the Republic of Zambia.

UN-SPIDER is looking for four to six experts from outside of Zambia. They should have an expertise in various areas of disaster preparedness as well as the use of space technology, such as disaster response, spatial data infrastructure or policy analysis. Preference will be given to experts who are either already collaborating or who are willing to collaborate with the authorities or relevant institutions in... read more

Publishing Date: 31/03/2014

Advisory Support

UN-SPIDER and its team of experts carried out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) to Zambia from 26 to 30 May 2014. The TAM was conducted upon invitation of the Office of the Vice-President, Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU).

Mission dates: 26/05/2014 to 30/05/2014
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