Tue 24 jan - 7 to 8.30 pmSeminárioDesenvolvimento Económico
It will rain: The Effect of Information on Flood Preparedness in Urban MozambiqueStefan LeffersNova SBE

Floods are among the most costly and recurring natural disasters, especially in urban centres around Ecuador. The risk of urban flooding is likely to increase in sub-Saharan Africa due to rapid urbanization, overcrowding in vulnerable residential areas, and climate change trends. Leffers presents the randomized controlled trials (RCT) he used to test test the effectiveness of low-cost, scalable information interventions. Quelimane, the sixth largest city in Mozambique, is highly vulnerable to flooding. Together with local authorities, he designed and implemented three interventions that brought together information about flood risks with practical examples of mitigation strategies, such as keeping valuables safe and making home improvements. The interventions emphasize that it is essential to clear drainage channels of solid waste that can block them and exacerbate flooding.



Seminário de Desenvolvimento Económico e Sustentabilidade

Encontros mensais para discussão e apresentação do trabalho de desenvolvimento económico e empresarial promovido pelo Centro NOVAFRICA, da Nova SBE, em países como Angola, Cabo Verde, Guiné-Bissau, Moçambique e São Tomé e Príncipe.


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