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Urban Resilience is learned

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Urban Resilience is secured

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.

An initiative led by dedicated faculty of five academic institutions: Ardhi University (Tanzania), University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania), State University of Zanzibar (Zanzibar), and University of Turku (Finland)Supported by the Tanzania Urban Resilience Program (TURP),
a partnership between the Government of Tanzania, the World Bank, and the UK Department for International Development


Resilient solutions begin with education

Data Visualization Challenge

The Resilience Academy invites students to participate in a Data Visualization Challenge using data collected through the programme

More information on the challenge can be found on the Research page.

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.

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A Handbook for Community Urban Risk Mapping

A Handbook for Community Urban Risk Mapping

he activities undertaken by Ramani Huria over the last four years stood as a model for a Handbook for Community Urban Risk Mapping. By helping communities to map residential areas, roads, streams,...

Welcome to the Resilience Academy

Welcome to the Resilience Academy

⅔ of African residents are in slum areas which are not planned. Since the cities are growing fast in Africa, slums increases to cities in Africa every year. On the other hand, education system in...

Community Flood Response Mapping and Damage Assessment, March 3rd 2019

Community Flood Response Mapping and Damage Assessment, March 3rd 2019

As a means of emergency response after a flooding event or inland inundation, flood mapping helps to estimate the extent of the flood on a large scale. It is a basis of coordinating appropriate damage assessment activities, and providing relief to the victims. This blog explains an approach of community flood response by community mapping methods and rapid assessment to determine extent and damage.

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