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

Source(s):  Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)

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.



 
 
  • UN-SPIDER regional workshop 'Building upon regional space-based solutions for disaster management and emergency response for Africa': workshop report
  • Publication date 2010
  • Number of pages 30 p.

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