Overcoming Obstacles to Mapping for Disaster Preparedness in East Africa

Dave W Farthing

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    This paper reports on a project that is considering ways of mapping East Africa, with special focus on the Mbale region of Uganda. Mainly as a result of climate change and population growth, Mbale is prone to floods and landslides (Knapen et al, 2006; Kitutu et al, 2009; Mugaga, 2012). At the beginning of the study the region was poorly mapped; improving the region’s mapping infrastructure is a key component of disaster preparedness.

    A number of case studies have been examined to identify best practice and how to overcome obstacles to mapping. Analogies have been drawn too from psychological decision-making models such as Theory of Planned Behavior (Ajzen, 1991) to enhance the outcomes.
    Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
    Teitl4th Conference of the International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management
    Is-deitlIDRiM 2013
    Man cyhoeddiNewcsatle
    StatwsCyhoeddwyd - Medi 2013

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