Using drones to reduce impacts of floods in The Gambia

The Gambia is taking action on climate change adaptation, addressing its vulnerability to flooding disaster risks by establishing a state-of-the-art, end-to-end early warning system. UNESCO is providing technical expertise to develop the system, which will benefit from the latest technologies, such as drones, as well as strengthened coordination and communication networks based on local knowledge and response capacities. The project is implemented, thanks to supporting from the India-UN Development Partnership Fund, by UNESCO in coordination with the National Disaster Management Agency. It was launched on 17 July in Banjul.

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