MapEx2024: MapAction completes disaster simulation with 100 personnel and partners

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Scene of the simulation

From June 7th to 9th, MapAction conducted its largest ever disaster simulation event with approximately 100 staff, volunteers, partners and observers taking part. The 48-hour simulation, held in the Peak District National Park, included – for the first time this year – elements on anticipatory action. Volunteers are split into teams and forced to process and visualise incoming data requests from various agencies. The resulting ‘map walls’ give decision-makers a clearer insight into affected communities and the impact of the disaster.

Conducting simulation exercises
Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response requires an in-depth knowledge of risks and events for which to prepare for.
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Simulation material on wall

MapEx is designed to strengthen coordination among partners and volunteers and ensures MapAction’s teams, especially new volunteers, are fully immersed into the demands of managing and visualising information for decision-makers during a humanitarian crisis or while building an anticipatory action risk model. Watch the video to find out more.

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