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Asia: USAID and NASA today launched 'SERVIR-Mekong'

ADPC; NASA, United States of America - gov; USAID, United States of America - gov

USAID and NASA today launched 'SERVIR-Mekong,' a project to promote the use of satellite imagery to help Asia’s Lower Mekong region better predict and cope with floods and other natural disasters and increase resilience to the negative effects of climate change. Beth Paige, director of USAID’s for Asia said, 'Already scientists... are beginning to develop tools to build resilience'...

  • Kenyan fishing town swaps boats for mangroves and mariculture

    TRF

    For the past five years, members of the Mtongani Self Help Group in Kilifi, Kenya, have been acting as volunteer forest guards, restoring mangroves along the Kilifi Creek, some 75 km (46.6 miles) from Mombasa, Kenya's second-largest city. They also maintain four tidal fish ponds nearby, which help them conserve local marine life and make a living as climate change impacts bite and fish catches on the open sea shrink...

  • Indonesia: Business key for Sendai Framework success

    UNISDR AP

    Indonesia’s National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) has told business leaders that the private sector is vital to efforts to reduce the country’s disaster risk. The BNPB’s Deputy Chief for Prevention and Mitigation, Mr. Widjaja said the private sector will become increasingly important as Indonesia aligns its Disaster Management Plan to the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction...

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