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WorldMap UNESCO POIs

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Transcript of WorldMap UNESCO POIs

El Salvador
Working Towards SCHOOL SAFETY
India
Effective functioning of PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS
Indonesia
Effective FLOOD MANAGEMENT
WorldMap UNESCO POIs
Empowering marginalized and remote communities creating a FREE, ACCESSIBLE and OPEN WorldMap of UNESCOs Points of Interest while raising collective disaster risk awareness
WorldMap UNESCO POIs
THE CHALLENGE:

Improving livelihoods achieving a new culture of safety
HOW?
1. Harnessing the potential of participatory mapping, targeting adolescent girls and boys from developing countries
2. MAPPING of relevant sites using mobile connections, internet, tablets, etc.
3. Creation of a FREE, OPEN and web-based WorldMap through citizen’s participation
STARTED PROJECTS
NAMIBIA/ Promoting WATER MANAGEMENT and advocating Sanitation in schools
KENYA/ Improve LOCAL KNOWLEDGE of DISASTER RISK and information management.
INDONESIA/ Focusing on effective FLOOD MANAGEMENT.
INDIA/ Improve participation at local-level decision making.
EL SALVADOR/ PROTECTING SCHOOL FACILITIES from disasters
PARTICIPATORY MAPPING will allow marginalized communities to represent themselves spatially, bringing their local knowledge and perspectives in EDUCATION, SCIENCE, CULTURE and COMMUNICATION to the attention of governmental authorities and decision-makers.


Kenya
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT in Disaster
Namibia
Implement and effective WATER MANAGEMENT
MAPPING POINTS
EDUCATION
sCIENCE
BANKS
CULTURE
HERITAGE

PUBLIC
HEALTH

INFORMATION
CENTERS

PUBLIC
SERVICES

AND... WHO BENEFITS...?
CONTACT:

KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY DIVISION
UNESCO, HQ.

Davide Storti
Programme Specialist
Communication and Information Sector
d.storti@unesco.org

Abel Caine
Programme Specialist
Communication and Information Sector
a.caine@unesco.org


El Salvador is the MOST DENSELY POPULATED country in Central America and one of the MOST DISASTER-PRONE in the world.

In 2001, 85 schools were damaged beyond repair.

Preschoolers and their teacher were killed in an aftershock a month later

Yadgir is socioeconomically backward and marginalized on various aspects.

Yadgir appears as a mass of land with no indicators of resources, infrastructure or other relevant places on the map

Hunsur is in the Mysore district, which is considered to be the cultural capital.

Otherwise Hunsur does not have any indicator of infrastructure or facilities marked out in the Open Street Map view

The project takes place in Yadgir and Hunsur
UNESCO CONTRIBUTION

Create FREE AND OPEN VISUAL MAPS of the public, community infrastructure available in both locations.

Promote IMPROVEMENTS IN SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE which can lead into improvements in educational achievements of children and youth, particularly IMPROVE GIRLS' ACCESS TO EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES.

Monitor PUBLIC COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE, improving the current UNDERSTANDING OF AVAILABLE FACILITIES in a visual format.

Indonesia is one of the MOST DISASTER-PRONE COUNTRIES in the world.

Jakarta, a megacity with a population of more than 8.5 million, is frequently affected by FLOODING.

The 2007 FLOODS AFFECTED more than a HALF MILLION INHABITANTS, and caused more than US$900 million worth of damages and losses.

Risk information is often not available

UNESCO CONTRIBUTION

Gather information on traditional knowledge and practices, to COLLECT DATA FOR ASSESSMENTS or monitoring.

Create maps that REPRESENT LAND AND RESOURCES.

Empower and educate stakeholders, RAISING COLLECTIVE DISASTER RISK AWARENESS.

The project is focus on Nairobi’s disaster prone areas in:

Mashimoni

Mabatini

Mathare No.10

Mathare 3c

Mlango Kubwa-Tsunami

Bondeni

Kichinjio and Mji wa huruma

UNESCO CONTRIBUTION

Identify specific COMMUNITY PROBLEMS.

IMPROVING LOCAL KNOWLEDGE of disaster risk and information management.

Building A SENSITIZED NETWORK of communities on DRR.

Building A VISUAL DATABASE archive using OpenStreetMap.

Developing and implementing A PARTICIPATORY GRASS-ROOTS COMMUNITY art and advocacy activity on DRR.

Namibia is one of the countries in eastern and southern Africa with the LOWEST LEVEL OF SANITATION COVERAGE.

Nearly 1.3 million people have no proper toilets facilities.

34% of Namibian SCHOOLS HAVE NO HAND WASHING facilities on the school compounds, while 35% of schools have NO TOILETS.

Girls in Africa miss school and stay at home because of the lack of clean and healthy sanitation.

58% of children who die before the age of five years die because of pneumonia and diarrheal-related diseases due to poor sanitation.

SANITATION DESERVES SERIOUS ATTENTION.

UNESCO CONTRIBUTION

Awareness of the situation of sanitation.

Promote community engagement in decision-making processes concerning WATER MANAGEMENT.

Development of a SOLID DATA COLLECTING SYSTEM through participatory mapping.

Achievement of the objectives of the Water Supply and Sanitation Policy (WSASP) adopted in 2008.

The project is run in consultation with the National Commission for UNESCO and the Ministry of Rural affairs

UNESCO CONTRIBUTION:

Reinforce the established GEO-SPATIAL INVENTORY OF SCHOOLS developed by the Ministry of Education of El Salvador.

Develop the DATA COLLECTING SYSTEM with all stakeholders, including mapping tools and relevant training material.

Spreading a “DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT”

Giving local authorities and the community an OVERVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE ART OF LOCAL SCHOOLS supporting decision making.

Contribute to the PROTECTION OF SCHOOL FACILITIES from disasters.
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