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UN-SPIDER regional workshop 'Building upon regional space-based solutions for disaster management and emergency response for Africa': workshop report


This document reports on 2010 UN-SPIDER regional workshop, which focused on the following objectives: (i) to identify and harmonize the various existing initiatives helping African countries to access and use space-based technologies for disaster management and risk reduction as well as to explore possibilities of capacity development and institutional strengthening; (ii) to discuss the overarching topics of climate change in Africa, with special emphasis on the contribution of space-based technologies to: mitigate the impact of global climate change, enhance adaptation to global climate change and land degradation utilizing innovative monitoring and analysing tools; and (iii) to develop a strategy to engage the support of Regional Support Offices and National Focal Points in contributing to capacity building and institutional strengthening regarding the use of space-based information.

Keywords

  • Themes:Capacity Development, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Space Technology
  • Countries/Regions:Africa

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/18262

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