From 3 to 7 March 2014, UN-SPIDER was invited by the Government of Kenya to carry out a Technical Advisory Mission (TAM) in order to assess the current state and the potential of using space-based information for disaster risk management and emergency response in the country.
Michael Hagenlocher from the Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS joined the mission team of experts from UN-SPIDER and national experts from governmental and research institutions in the USA, Ireland, Nigeria, South Africa, France, and China. The team visited a total of 19 national and regional institutions, NGOs and United Nations agencies. The meetings provided insight in the role of each organisation in disaster management and in the use of space-based and geospatial information in Kenya.
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