Tanzania's first zero waste event brought 250+ participants to discuss issues of urban resilience.
As part of a GFDRR/DFID “Challenge Fund” project, Deltares, VU Amsterdam, Tanzania Red Cross Society and RCCC turned a Mancala board game into a flood impact assessment tool, allowing local stakeholders to understand their own vulnerabilities related to cascading failures of critical infrastructure.
What did you miss in Tanzania? Check out our post-conference summary
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) works to reduce disaster risk by collaborating with communities to map vulnerable areas before disasters occur. HOT also applies principles of open source and open data sharing to improve humanitarian response post-disaster and to support economic development.
Code for Resilience (CfR) fosters a global community of citizens, governments, and technologists using open innovation, open data, and open software and hardware tools to identify and reduce the risks posed by natural disasters.
Watch the overview video of the East Africa Random Hacks of Kindness held October 5-6, 2013 in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda, organised by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), European Union, and the Kenya Red Cross.