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VideoApril 19, 2021

Tanzania Urban Resilience Program: Digital Microtasking to Reduce Climate Risk in Zanzibar

Rapid urbanization and climate change is increasing risk in cities. We can reduce risk through the timely collection of actionable risk data including how fast, where, and how cities are growing. See how Tanzanian students are engaging in digital “microtasking” to validate global urbanization datasets, ensuring the quality of the data, creating employment opportunities, and providing learning opportunities on valuable digital skills. The heightened impact of global public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic underscore the need to build local skills to create the required digital information while providing learning and livelihood opportunities