In Malawi, Citizens Get Involved as Innovative Technologies Help Them Better Understand and Manage Disaster Risks

“The power of the crowd is alive and continues to advance the understanding of the world, providing exciting possibilities for this newly collected and collated data to have a positive impact” says Emma Phillips, disaster risk specialist, in the World Bank feature story on participatory mapping exercises in Malawi.

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  • To read more about how citizens recently participated in a mapping exercise to provide data for early flood preparation in Malawi’s vulnerable districts and how mapping is the next step in the launch of the open source geospatial data platform in the country, read the original post on the the World Bank site.
  • The article voices that “more community engagement results in a clearer understanding of risks and disaster preparedness,” and we at OpenDRI completely agree!