Julius Nyerere International Convention Center
Julius Nyerere International Convention Center, Shaaban Robert St, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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Event Date Wed Aug 29 BST - Thu Aug 30 BST (over 3 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Wed Aug 29 12:00am - Thu Aug 30 12:00am
Location Julius Nyerere International Convention Center
Shaaban Robert St, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region EMEA

Rapid urbanization and climate change are key drivers of increasing vulnerability and disaster risk in Tanzanian cities. In view of this, the government, the World Bank, and the UK Department for International Development (DfID) are collaborating through the Tanzania Urban Resilience Program (TURP) to improve the country’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the growing potential of climate-related shocks.

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 their risks. As such, URTZ18 is coordinating with partner communities, including the Free and Open Source for Geospatial Conference (FOSS4G) and the Open Cities Africa Summit, to bring together expertise on risk mapping and communication. It will be held in partnership with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery’s (GFDRR) Understanding Risk community – a global community of 8000+ experts and practitioners active in the creation, communication, and use of disaster risk information.


2018 Speakers:

Ivan Gayton
Community Mapping, (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)

Caroline Gevaert
Satellite Monitoring, (WB)

Xaxa Panman
Community Risk Plans, (Oxford Policy Management)

Frank Annor
Hydromet Early Warning Systems, (TAHMO)

Claudia Lorena Trejos

Msilikale Msilanga
Turku University vision, (WB)

Engineer Nyariri Nanai