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Integrated Risk Management for Africa

Integrated Risk Management for Africa

Objective

Disaster risk reduction policies and institutional mechanism exist at various degrees of completeness in the African countries part of the consortium. Their effectiveness is however limited when having to deal with major disasters and complex emergencies. Risk management is often limited to specific hazard monitoring with limited or no consideration of the vulnerability of the area at risk neither to the systemic nature and possible domino effect between risks of different nature. It is the vulnerability of the population and of the infrastructure at risk that may transform a hazard into a major disaster.

The objective of IRMA is to demonstrate the effectiveness of ICT applications to deal with major disasters and the possibly resulting humanitarian crisis by integrating the whole disaster management chain from assessment to recovery. This will be realized by the integration of existing tools adapted to the regional specificities with new developments addressing the issue of multiple combined vulnerabilities. The general architecture of IRMA is "system of systems" based drawing from the results of the WIN and ORCHESTRA Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), it will ensure interoperability with INSPIRE and the merging UNSDI with the view to benefit from both EU and UN current and future services.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG

Address

2 Avenue De L'Universite
4365 Esch-Sur-Alzette

Luxembourg

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 523 651

Administrative Contact

Thomas ENGEL (Prof.)

Participants (16)

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SPACEBEL SA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 374 763

UNIVERSITE DE YAOUNDE I

Cameroon

EU Contribution

€ 153 327

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 121 615

GROUPEMENT D INTERET PUBLIC POUR LERESEAU NATIONAL DE TELECOMMUNICATIONS POUR LA TECHNOLOGIE L ENSEIGNEMENT ET LA RECHERCHE

France

EU Contribution

€ 78 840

TECHNOLOGIES SANS FRONTIERES ASBL

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 192 780

MINISTERE D'ETAT

Luxembourg

SES TECHCOM SA

Luxembourg

EU Contribution

€ 118 400

CENTRE ROYAL DE TELEDETECTION SPATIALE

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 143 864

AGENCE NATIONALE DE REGLEMENTATIONDES TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 148 269

UNIDADE TECNICA DE IMPLEMENTACAO DA POLITICA DE INFORMATICA

Mozambique

EU Contribution

€ 161 750

CISCO SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 78 025

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT BRABANT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 57 600

CENTRE DE SUIVI ECOLOGIQUE

Senegal

EU Contribution

€ 142 601

COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 185 910

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE GESTAO DE CALAMIDADES

Mozambique

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE METEOROLOGIA

Mozambique

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 224353

Status

Grant agreement terminated

  • Start date

    1 June 2008

  • End date

    31 December 2009

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 533 633

  • EU contribution

    € 2 481 395

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITE DU LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg