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The IGAD region is a hotspot for major disasters such as drought, floods, landslides which had made significant impact on the lives and livelihood of the communities and damage to key infrastructure in the region in the past as well as most recently during March to May, 2018 floods killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands mainly in Kenya, Somalia, Djibouti and Ethiopia.
Secretary-General António Gutteres has emphasized the indispensable role of innovation in policy-making process on November 6, 2017: “From my perspective, what is important is to combine innovation and public policy to make sure that innovation works for the good of humankind.” In today’s world, technology is the driving force for innovation.
- Introduction to UNOSAT and Rapid response mapping in disaster situations
- Searching exploring and gathering data
- Preliminary flood impact and damage analysis
- Damage assessment by visual interpretation