The Urban ARK Programme hosted an international conference in Lilongwe, Malawi from 1st to 3rd February 2016. The conference was supported by DFID-ESRC and hosted by Mzuzu University an Urban ARK Partner. The conference brought together urban researchers and practitioners engaged in African disaster risk reduction and management. Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR) was represented by Maynard Nyirenda, Executive Director of Sustainable Rural Growth and Development Initiative (SRGDI), and a member of GNDR in Southern Africa.
The following report is an analysis of the infectious diseases in Afghanistan, designed for use by humanitarian relief workers. The author is the GDIN Infectious Disease Working Group. Questions and suggestions for improvement of the data is encouraged. Send to email@example.com. Other information on GDIN, the Global Disaster Information Network (GDIN) and its Infectious Disease Working Group can be found at www.gdin.org.
GDIN, the Global Disaster Information Network, is asking its partners to acquire data this morning to assess damage to population centers in western India from this morning's 7.9-magnitude earthquake. Please note that when possible, this information will be shared with all of our information partners in order to help the Indians obtain the best damage assessment maps possible.
Base maps of the impacted area tend to be very old, making the development of current maps difficult.
Area of Heaviest Concentration, San Cristobal Island, Ecuador
The Government of El Salvador requested assistance from GDIN-International www.gdin-international.org and within an hour, the organization began organizing assistance. At the request of GDIN, USG remotely sensed products should be posted up today. In addition, GDIN has requested help from the the European Commission, the European and French Space Agencies, Spot Image and Space Imaging. ArcInfo has also provided assistance through GDIN.