DIPECHO SEA (2010 – 2011)

Providing Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technical support for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programmes implemented by DIPECHO partners in the South East African and South West Indian Ocean region

The European Commission Humanitarian Aid department’s Disaster Preparedness Programme (DIPECHO) targets vulnerable people living in the main disaster–prone regions of the world. The objective is to reduce the impact of natural disasters by strengthening local physical and human resources in high risk areas. The programme demonstrates through pilot activities that simple inexpensive preparatory measures can save lives and livelihoods at community level. In parallel, it raises awareness among decision-makers for the need to integrate disaster risk reduction into longer term development policies.

Under the coordination of the Italian NGO COOPI, Z_GIS is providing technical support for at least 5 DIPECHO partners in 4 countries (Comores, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique) to generate high resolution vulnerability & hazard maps to support local authority and community structures for disaster preparedness and response.

Instrument: EC DIPECHO, 3 partners

Role: Partner

Project volume: 237,174 EUR, Z_GIS share: 46,500 EUR

Contact person: Stefan Kienberger

Researchers involved: Michael Hagenlocher, Peter Zeil

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