eC2:Regional Assessment of Hazards, Vulnerabilities and Risks in ECCAS countries

vn-communitybased-disasterrisk-780x439Deadline:  11-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The overall objective of this work, on one hand, is to reinforce the knowledge on hazards, vulnerabilities and risks in Central Africa and to provide a monitoring tool on a regional scale and on the other hand to identify the cross-border areas at risks, with specific attention to flood risk. The specific objectives of this assignment are the following: Identification and mapping of hazards and major risks covering the regional extentat a national scale that is relevant at least up to administrative level 2 in the ECCAS region. The creation of a catalog of the reference cartographic data that includes raw data and metadata (small scale). The creation of cartographic reference data related to Disaster Risks and Water » (medium scale). Creation and launch of an operational geo-portal ” Disaster Risks “. Development of a paper and interactive Regional Atlas of Hazards and Major Risks. Assessment of the vulnerabilities of transboundary areas identified at risk.

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Staying a Step Ahead of a Natural Disaster: Can Innovation and Technology Help?

Last month a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Ecuador left over 600 people dead and almost ThinkHazard-thirty thousand injured, with economic damages projected at more than $3 billion. Unfortunately, events like these are becoming all too commonplace. Impacts from natural disasters are on the rise, posing a growing threat to economies and the lives of millions of people around the world.

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