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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
Introduction Being a bachelor student from The University of Turku, doing a thesis is part of my studies. My name is Ohto, I am a student from The University of Turku. My interests have always been working on the Tanzania project in order to contribute to the...
A key part of resilience is understanding how individuals, households, and communities will respond to a changing climate. In the Msimbazi Valley of Dar es Salaam, many people have become accustomed to flooding and take steps to reduce the disruption that floods cause...