Disaster Reduction

Geo Gecko displaying some of the previous work of Geo Gecko staff to the Ugandan Minister for Disaster Preparedness, the Dean of the Makarere School of Public Health, the Principal Innovations Director, Makarere and the Disaster Risk Management Advisor to the UN Development Programme/Office of the Prime Minister.

Geo Gecko displaying some of the previous work of Geo Gecko staff to the Ugandan Minister for Disaster Preparedness, the Dean of the Makarere School of Public Health, the Principal Innovations Director, Makarere and the Disaster Risk Management Advisor to the UN Development Programme/Office of the Prime Minister.

 

The 13th of October was the UNISDRs International Day for Disaster Reduction. Geo Gecko exhibited some of our work for the attendees. 

The area surrounding Uganda's Mount Elgon region is greatly affected by landslides; over 300 people died in one incident in 2010. Assessing the areas most vulnerable is key to mitigating the impact and thereby reducing loss of health, life and livelihoods. Tools such as geographical information systems (GIS) are key to evidence-based decision-making.