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.