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A walk through Kigogo

Using an online map they helped developed with local residents, Tanzania Red Cross National Society volunteers offer a tour of the risks and assets of Kigogo, a neighbourhood in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In the Kigogo neighbourhood of Dar es Salaam, some 57,600 people live in an area of less than two …

Mapping a city on the move

How a digital mapping project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania helps local communities take on urban risk, street by street. Cities are never static. They boom and bust, they grow and shrink. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, swells by some 35,000 people every month. Every year, the greater Dar es Salaam area adds…

Drones help communities map flood risk in Dar es Salaam slums

TANDALE, Tanzania, Jan 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The sight of a drone hovering above the streets of Tandale to map the crowded flood-prone neighbourhood in the north of Dar es Salaam spread excitement among inhabitants tired of dealing with regular inundations. “I am happy to see…

Watching Tanzania leapfrog the digital divide

Digital opportunities are the fuel of the new economy. They have significant impact on both the economy and society. They contribute to growth, create jobs, are a key enabler of increased productivity, and have significant impact on inclusion and poverty reduction. They also provide the ability to leapfrog…

Dar es Salaam workshop charts future of inter-agency programme for flood resilience in Tanzanian commercial capital

A workshop in Dar es Salaam last week brought together municipal authorities with multilateral partners including the World Bank, the Tanzanian and American Red Cross, and the Climate Centre to plan the future of an inter-agency programme to bolster flood resilience in the Tanzanian commercial capital…

Video: it’s map time

A small team of geeks have used data and drones to map flood-prone parts of Dar, winning the praise of government officials and experts. The research project, dubbed Dar Ramani Huria (Dar Open Maps) armed community members and university students with GPS units and drones to gather data…

Using drones to map and model flood risk in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

The first in our series of cases studies in the use of drones in flood mapping and flood disaster risk reduction and recovery looks at how drones were used to map and model flood risks in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Dar es Salaam is one of Africa’s fastest growing cities. Over 70 per cent of the population…

Dar es Salaam Community Mapping Project Prepares for Scaling Up

Dar es Salaam, November 7, 2016 – More than 200 municipal authorities, community leaders, disaster and planning experts as well as university students gathered today in Dar es Salaam to share experiences and lessons learned in preparation for the scaling up of Ramani Huria, the ongoing community…

 

 

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