Voluntary commitment

Program of communication and education on reducing volcanic risk in the Virunga


Goma (1,000,000 inhabitants) in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Gisenyi (300,000 inhabitants) in the Republic of Rwanda are about 15 km from the active volcano in the Virunga, namely, Nyiragongo. This volcano is characterized by a lava lake in its crater, a network of cracks that extends towards the inhabited areas and emission gas plume abundant believes that between 5,000 to 50,000 tones per day. This geological reality should have special attention of the political authorities, humanitarian actors and scientists. A plea must be minnow to develop a communications policy and Resilience for vulnerable population and who live at the foot of the volcano.


Reduce the risk of volcanic disasters in communities around the volcano Nyiragongo


- Education Campaign in 300 primary and secondary schools in the city of Goma and 100 primary and secondary schools in the town of Gisenyi.
- Achievement of weekly television and radio programs on reducing volcanic risk
- Production and distribution of communication tools on volcanic hazards
- Continuous monitoring of active volcanoes of the Virunga (Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira)
- Establishment of a warning code on the volcanic crisis in Goma

Means of verification

- Reports awareness campaigns
- Minutes of meetings
- Technical specifications for production and distribution tools
- Audio Visual Supports radio and television programs
- Invoices, paking slip, etc.


From January 2014 to December 2016


Project description:

Contact Person

Mr Mony MURONGANI Munihire
Communication et education Officer, Goma Volcano Observatory


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