Edward Anderson, Tanzania, Executive discussed on BBC World Service


Map. What's the reaction? When you go into the community and talk to people about what you're doing the reaction used to be very hush like, what are you doing to us society? Like, what are you trying to take our information from us? Least we try to use the local language to explain to them. Like, we want to see the drainage systems at your place. And we want to be how we can help you either racism and in case of floods and sensitivities wouldn't wouldn't fo- lot? So you've got an app on your smartphone the data. So it's telling you what information you need. And when you've got it, you put it straight into a phone, and it goes up to the volunteers that we met who processing the data, and that gives you a sense why flooding softening whiteouts the drains aren't functioning executive. But how are we going to cross the road? Edward Anderson again. Simply a tool, it's a means to an end, our end is a more sustainable urban development. Pathway can be a good thing for Tanzania. But so long as we said God those gains by managing the risk that is being built unseen. What we've seen in the last few years is recognition that businesses usual, the traditional external expert comes in once every five years and makes the database of the update for a project specific purpose is not scaling. And we've seen a lot of examples of really good data collected and gets used to inform one particular climate. We need to sort of see data input. To one project. But as a good to be shared amongst all development projects for you feeling that sharing is happening. Between government departments the data that your your. Changing culture. Historically, governments have limited budgets, and how many of them are incentivized recovery. And this is a story across the world. Cost-recovery means. Yes. And this is a barrier to sharing it freely and openly. But then if you share it freely, how do you? So this is I think a business model reform, and it's also a mindset change about how we value data. We have the tools we have the methods. And I think it begins with demonstrating cheaper, simpler, actionable data and this appetite to reuse it we've seen other cities get this done. This is not the first time. He's going very fast reform how they live with rivers landslides. So I think we begin with having a vision and the plan, but it needs to be with with good information. The maps created by the drones and students offer a glimmer of hope for those working in Doris alarms, most flood prone areas like kikoko. Muslims. Visit.

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