A new approach to mapping risk and resilience: Caribbean Cyclone Cartography

It’s International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction!

We know that it's those with limited access to shelter and resources who are worst affected by natural disasters, and who rarely receive the long-term support necessary. As these disasters become more common and more extreme, International Day for Disaster RIsk Reduction seeks to highlight creative, community-led approaches to protecting against these events 

Last year, we sat down with Dr Adom Philogene Heron and Gabrielle Abraham to talk about Caribbean Cyclone Cartography. The project is working to map cyclone resilience in Dominica, and doing so in a way that represents not only the physical landscape of the island, but also the local histories and knowledge which inform people's understanding of risks and their responses to it.

To find out more about the project visit: https://bit.ly/2GZHZRB

Time markings:

09:20 - Mapping different forms of knowledge

21:35 - Valuing qualitative knowledge in typically quantitative fields

33:00 - Globalisation and resilience

39:44 - How can knowledge be passed along?

46:44 - Challenging and changing who produces knowledge

59:00 - Establishing spaces for Black researchers

1:12:47 - Learning from the Caribbean and its history

Find out more about IDDRR: https://www.unisdr.org/disasterreductionday


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