CityRAP Pilot Exercise in Zomba, Malawi

CityRAP Pilot Exercise in Zomba, Malawi

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2015-10-20 - 2015-11-30 All day
Zomba, Malawi
Address: Zomba, Malawi


Zomba city is the fourth largest urban centre in Malawi after Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. The city has a population of 138, 583 inhabitants with an annual growth rate of 3.0%. Located at the foot of Zomba plateau, the fourth highest plateau in Malawi, the city is situated in a mountainous and hilly area. Almost every year the city has experiences heavy rainfall causing floods and destroying houses, strong winds destroying roofs, earth tremors and unpredictable rock avalanche potentially occurring at any time, landslides in every rainy season, as well as dangerous tree falls and fire hazards. Zomba City is the second city selected for the pilot exercise of the CityRAP tool. The DiMSUR team supported Zomba city to develop its City Resilience Action PlanĀ (CityRAP) including priority actions as well as short, medium and long term activities. The process also enables to develop the capacity of the municipality to understand and plan actions that progressively build urban resilience and reduce disaster risks.

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