Urban Resilience is



The Resilience Academy aims to equip young people with the tools, knowledge, and skills to address the world’s most pressing urban challenges and ensure resilient urban development.

Internship Program

RA Student Internship Program engages Tanzanian university students to 8-week trainings with the industry. It engages students and community members in digital geospatial data collection to narrow the data gap for informed resilience planning and management in cities.

Open e-learning materials

RA develops, gathers and shares educational materials for e-learning of practical data and analysis skills. These materials are used in the university degree programs as learning materials, but they ere open for anyone to use for self-studying

Climate Risk Database (CRD)

RA manages, stores, and shares digital geospatial data sets through the Climate Risk Database (CRD), which is developed on Geonode. All data sets collected by student interns and TURP stakeholders are stored in CRD.

Research and Innovation Activities

Research activities are built on novel data, technology and application ideas around urban resilience. RA runs a MSc student supervision program, and cooperates with international researchers and universities to advance state-of-art research related to disaster risk management.

Skills development | Work with data sets | open-access learning materials | Research and Innovation

Students interns completed

Data sets stored and shared in CRD

e-learning materials published

Staff trained with teaching skills

Our Updates

Data Visualisation Challenge 2020

Data visualisation challenges gives an opportunity for university students to learn geospatial data visualization techniques in practice, when they take part as a group into a competition, where teams create real-world data visualization solutions based on TURP community needs and established cases. 2020’s visualisation challenge is about Urban Challenges for green, drainage as well as urban planning.

Community Mapping for Resilience

Ramani Huria is a community-based mapping project that began in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, training university students and citizens to create highly accurate maps of the most flood-prone areas of their city.

Lessons learned and methods used have been compiled into a ‘cookbook’ for risk mapping – now available online.

Tanzania Urban Resilience Programme

The Tanzania Urban Resilience Programme was established in 2016 to support national and local governments in strengthening climate risk management.

Read more about this initiative in the Annual Report.

Recent News

Resilience academy Data Visualisation Challenge 2020

Resilience academy Data Visualisation Challenge 2020

Group photos for participants in a data visualisation challenge  Every year, Resilience Academy is preparing a data visualization challenge to University students in order to give an opportunity to young university students from four Tanzanian universities (4) to...

Visualisation Challenge 2020 is here!

Visualisation Challenge 2020 is here!

Resilience Academy is happy to announce that the Visualisation Challenge 2020 has officially been launched. In the Visualisation Challenge 2020, groups of University students compete to create a winning visualisation for geospatial data sets of given topics. A webinar...

Keeping in touch via CRD Online Training sessions!

Keeping in touch via CRD Online Training sessions!

Background: A lot is happening within the Resilience Academy. Among the latest developments, data quality standards of the Tanzania Urban Resilience Program (TURP) and the Climate Risk Database (CRD) and protocols related, has been identified and created.  To...

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