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SERVIR programme in Kenya provides EO data to help financial aid reach farmers more efficiently

Crops in Kenya. Image: RCMRD.

A variety of environmental and man-made factors can have a detrimental effect on the yield of farmers worldwide. A programme launched in Kenya, funded by SERVIR in collaboration with NASA Harvest and the Swiss Re Foundation, uses Earth observation (EO) data to assess crop damage and prioritise the mobilisation of financial aid to farmers.

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Wed, 03/03/2021 - 11:46

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SERVIR’S Streamflow forecasting project now collaborating with RCMRD in East Africa

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From 13-15 March 2017, staff from the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) was trained on stream flow forecasting methodologies entitled “Hydrological modeling using a multi-model approach”. The aim was to transfer the required skills to RCMRD staff  involved with SERVIR activities as a way to implement the stream flow forecast project. The project is a collaborative effort led by the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona, NASA’s SERVIR program and the Intergrated Water Resources Management unit at UNESCO (ICIWaRM-UNESCO).

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Tue, 21/03/2017 - 05:03

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New geoportal in South Sudan launched

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The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) of South Sudan officially launched the South Sudan Geoportal in Juba on 28 February 2017. The geoportal serves as a platform that facilitates creation, sharing and use of geospatial data. The objective is to enhance the capacity of South Sudan government agencies and non-governmental institutions in geospatial data creation, sharing and management.

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Thu, 09/03/2017 - 05:04

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African rangeland early warning system MoU signed

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The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) and the Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have signed a memorandum of understanding in Nairobi, Kenya on 18 January 2017. Speaking at the ceremony, the Director General of the RCMRD, Dr. Hussein Farah, emphasized the importance of both institutions in climate resilience and adaptation mechanism in Eastern and Southern Africa. RCMRD serves as a hub for the SERVIR-Eastern and Southern Africa project.

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Wed, 08/02/2017 - 02:03

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Vulnerability Mapping Workshop held by RCMRD and PREPARED

Group photo of the workshop's participants (Image: RCMRD)

The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office, held a workshop on Vulnerability Mapping in conjunction with USAID/East Africa’s Planning for Resilience in East Africa through Policy, Adaptation, Research and Economic Development (PREPARED) Project between August 10 and 14 in Entebbe, Uganda. The participants came from the East African Community (EAC) member states: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda.

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Tue, 18/08/2015 - 14:19

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RCMRD to create a national hazards and vulnerability atlas for Malawi

The hazards and vulnerability atlas created by RCMRD will cover the whole of Malawi (Image: NASA)

The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), UN-SPIDER’s Regional Support Office established in Kenya, has partnered with the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), the Department of Surveys, the National Statistics Office and other national stakeholders to develop a comprehensive national hazards and vulnerability atlas covering the whole of Malawi. The agreement was supported by the SERVIR programme, a joint development initiative between NASA and USAID.

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Thu, 09/07/2015 - 10:27

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RCMRD: Stakeholder Workshop on the Use of MODIS Data for Early Warning

Group photo of the workshop's participants (Image: RCMRD)

On Thursday June 4th a one-day workshop on the “Use of Modis Data for Early Warning, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Environmental Monitoring” was held in Kasarani (Nairobi) by the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office in Kenya.

The stakeholders workshop’s aims were the following ones:

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Wed, 10/06/2015 - 11:34

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RCMRD launched land potential knowledge system

The Land-Potential Knowledge System Application was launched at RCMRD (Image: RCMRD)

The Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS) Project released two mobile applications launched at the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) in Nairobi on 22 April 2015 - one of UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Offices in Africa.

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Tue, 28/04/2015 - 10:21

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Ninth Ministerial Conference of the Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)

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The Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) was established in Nairobi, Kenya in 1975 under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the then Organization of African Unity, today African Union. It is an inter-governmental organization and currently has 15 contracting Member States in the Eastern and Southern Africa Regions namely; Botswana, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

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17/11/2014 to 19/11/2014

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Addis Ababa

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  • Ethiopia

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Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD)

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Ethiopian Mapping Agency (EMA)

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NASA supplies high-resolution topographical data to the African continent

Topographic image of the Swartberg Mountains in South Africa's Northern Cape Province

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, US Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach and US Ambassador to the African Union (AU) Reuben Brigety convened in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to debate over the means available to lessen the consequences of global climate change in Africa.

In this context, the NASA administration provided high-resolution topographical imagery for the African continent, which was collected by the Shuttle Radar Topography Missionand as part of President Barack Obama's climate action plan, announced during the United Nations Climate Summit in September 2014.

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Wed, 19/11/2014 - 08:17

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