Climate Change Induced Disaster Management in Africa (CIDMA)

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
  • Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
  • Climate Research
  • Environmental Sciences


  • GIS, Remote Sensing, SDI, Climate Change, Disaster Management, Open Data and VGI, Web based information systems


Climate change and induced disasters have direct negative impacts on the environment. Increasing the knowledge of experts on using spatial methods to cope with climate change effects and related disasters, as well as providing proper tools for spatial analysis to support planning and decision making, will improve the quality of environmental management in Mozambique and Africa.Three 10 ECTS courses will be developed in this project for training students on the applications and use of spatial methods for disaster modelling and management. Disaster management authorities, organisations, and companies in Mozambique need Geographical Information Science (GIS)/Remote Sensing (RS) experts to cope with an increasing influence of climate change, while there is lack of experts on these topics. This implies that the students who will be trained on these topics will have a high chance of being employed. A disaster management tool (DMT) will be developed. The partners, together with the public, will at the end be the main users of the DMT, and their staff will be using the developed courses to increase their knowledge on the applications of GIS/RS in disaster modelling and management. In general, this project establishes a type of cooperation between universities, government and business that supports the “knowledge triangle innovation” thematic area.eLearning systems will be established in Mozambican partner universities, so the developed courses as well as other programmes can be offered in distance mode. This is very beneficial specially for vulnerable groups who cannot attend in-campus programmes. Trainers will be trained on how to teach the courses. Dissemination activities will be conducted to increase the general knowledge and awareness of public and organizations on spatial methods and their applications for disaster management.
Effective start/end date2019/11/152022/11/15

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Polytechnic University of Milan
  • University of Lisbon
  • Eduardo Mondlane University
  • University Zambezi
  • Lúrio University
  • Academy of Science of Mozambique