UNOSAT and UNICEF involve young students in collaborative DRR mapping
31 July 2012
The project 'Map Your School', a joint initiative between UNOSAT, UNICEF and the Panamanian Government has moved to the next stage in its development, as it begins a pilot test phase in the Escuela Puerto Rico, in Panama City, Panama.
Initial feedback has been very good "The children understood very well how to use the platform, with no previous guidance on how to use it!" exclaimed Heidi Peugeot, a Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Specialist and the UNICEF focal point for the Map Your School project.
Map Your School is an online platform allowing children to enter information about hazards and resources in and around their schools and community, this information is then displayed on an overview map allowing people to at a glance visualise hazards in the neighbourhood and to see quick guidance on how best to mitigate them, or areas to avoid.
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