Open Cities Africa: Open Data for Disaster Risk Management

Friday, 3:00pm – 5 min
Nuala Cowan
OpenDRI at the World Bank

In Spring 2018, the Open Data for Resilience team at the World Bank launched the Open Cities Africa program. Currently, eleven African cities are simultaneously working on open data collection projects to support urban disaster risk management issues. The program objectives are not only data collection, but local capacity building for both national governmental agencies and local implementors. City teams are working with local stakeholders and government counterparts for data collection, and product development purposes, as well as the best path toward open data sustainability in each city.