GP2022 Ignite Stage: DARAJA: The inclusive city - community forecasting and early warning service by Resurgence

Source(s): Resurgence United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
DARAJA presentation

On 25 May 2022, the “DARAJA: The inclusive city – community forecasting and early warning service” was presented by Resurgence at the Ignite Stage during the Global Platform 2022.

DARAJA, which means “bridge” in Swahili, is a service and partnership that aims to build a bridge between vulnerable communities and weather and climate information service providers. To improve weather and climate information services, DARAJA has adopted a systems wide approach and utilizes information ecosystems mapping to involve all key actors and institutions.

The service has been piloted in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Through this approach, existing channels of information for weather and climate have been strengthened and new services have been created. This has resulted in more understandable, trusted, and relevant information reaching the more vulnerable populations living in informal settlements in these cities. It is also being adapted for deployment to Small Island Developing States.

DARAJA is one of the voluntary commitments published in the SFVC platform.

The Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform allows stakeholders to inform the public about their work on DRR. The SFVC online platform is a useful tool to know who is doing what and where for the implementation of the Sendai Framework, which could foster potential collaboration among stakeholders. All stakeholders (private sector, civil society organizations, academia, media, local governments, etc.) working on DRR can submit their commitments and report on their progress and deliverables. Good practices and achievements will be highlighted through the online platform.

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