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Malawi: Disaster management department exploring indigenous knowledge on disasters

19 May 2015, MANA, Malawi - gov

Department of Disaster Management Affairs has embarked on a mission to explore how best indigenous knowledge can be used to help communities prepare for disasters. Mitigation Officer Mulder Mkutumula identified promotion of disaster mitigation and preparedness through the use of education, knowledge and innovation as effective in dealing with disasters in the country...


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