Urban Resilience for Tanzania. URTZ 2018 will focus on the understanding of urban risk – showcasing new spatial tools and risk data developed in Tanzania that can empower stakeholders to identify and reduce risks.
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.
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The ITHACA Drought Monitor tool allows you to view drought warnings and vegetation/precipitation anomalies for Africa.
Reducing risk and building resilience to disasters in urban areas requires tackling the developmental issues that underlie it. This requires improving infrastructure and services, and strengthening livelihoods, all of which are critical in reducing exposure to hazards and enhancing people’s ability to cope with and recover from disasters. It is essential to facilitate and support efforts by governments to reduce risk, while at the same time holding them to account through transparent, responsive and proactive governance structures. It is equally important to involve the private sector, as business and industry often contribute to risk on the continent.