Geospatial Technologies in Disaster Risk Reduction

August 9th, 2017
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Most people are familiar with the Global Positioning System (GPS) being a technology that has become increasingly prevalent in day-to-day life. Geographic Information System (GIS) however is less well-known, but without GIS, GPS could not possibly be used to its full potential. GPS is a satellite-based navigation system, and GIS is a software program designed

Coastal Erosion Hazard

August 9th, 2017
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Erosion is the loss or displacement of land along the coastline due to action of wave, current, tides wind-driven water, or other impact of storm or tropical cyclone, it also means the loss or displacement of land due to the action of wind, runoff or surface water or ground water seepage. Why does coastal erosion

Disaster Risk Reduction for Sustainable Development

August 3rd, 2017
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If you remember my last blog was about Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) being everyone’s responsibility, this is also true for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda 2030. Recently two of DRDM staff along with various Government and Private Stakeholders attended a two-day national dialogue aimed at integrating the SDGs into national plans and budget in

Disaster Risk Reduction: Everyone’s responsibility

July 28th, 2017
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Disasters are serious disruption of the functioning of a society. From the start of this year, the world has experienced many disasters. Few examples are the chemical attacks on civilians in Syria, the infestation of fall armyworm in many Southern African countries and most recently the huge forest fires in Portugal. Similarly, Seychelles have experienced

Slope Failures – Causes and Mitigation

July 21st, 2017
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What are Slope Failures? Slope failures are major natural hazards occurring both globally and locally. They are referred to as the downslope movement of rock debris and soil in response to gravitational stresses. Slope failures are generally classified according to the type of downslope movement namely falls, slides, and slows. Unfortunately, slope failure is a

Risk Reduction

July 7th, 2016
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Communities all over the world have taught us that having the right knowledge, skills and attitudes to be prepared for, respond to, and recover from disasters can mean the difference between life and death and everyone can play a role in making that difference. Building the resilience of communities and nations is fundamental to achieving