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Sri Lanka, UN Launches Portal for Disaster Risk Information
Source: www.futuregov.asia
Source Date: Monday, March 04, 2013
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Country: Sri Lanka
Created: Mar 07, 2013

The Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) labs and other NGOs have launched the Sri Lanka Disaster Risk Information Platform (RiskInfo) in a bid to improve the country’s disaster risk reduction and recovery efforts.

The purpose of RiskInfo is to make disaster risk information available to all the stakeholders and the public in order to respond better to a variety of hazards such as drought, flood, severe storm and tsunami.

The data sharing platform is built using the open source software GeoNode that is designed to enable collaborative use of geospatial data and maps. It lets users create maps with a cartography tool and share it with others.

Likewise, it also allows users to view maps generated by other users to help them with their research and other disaster risk reduction efforts.

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