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INFORM – the Index for Risk Management

INFORM is a global, open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters. It can support decisions about prevention, preparedness and response. The short animation is an introduction to INFORM – the Index for Risk Management. INFORM is a global, open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters. Find out more at inform-index.org. http://www.inform-index.org/, INDEX FOR […]

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Understanding Risks in an Evolving World – Emerging Best Practices in Natural Disaster Risk Assessment

This publication highlights some of the influential efforts—by technical specialists, institutions, and governments around the world—to create and communicate risk information faster and at lower cost, to improve the quality and transparency of risk information, and to enable more local engagement in the production of authoritative risk information than ever before. This report contains case studies spanning 40 countries that showcase emerging best

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The openMatatus project: Collaborative research and mapping for Nairobi’s Informal Public Transit

Before the openMatatus project, the matatu buses of Nairobi operated in a no-man’s land of organization, with each driver responsible only for his own small piece of the puzzle. The minibuses were not owned by a government agency and fares were unregulated, contributing to uneven fare prices, lax safety regulations, and overly centralized and congested

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