One of the National Adaptation Programme of Action of Malawi priority areas of action to reduce the suffering of the most vulnerable communities was to improve community resilience to climate change through the development of sustainable livelihoods. Inorder to achieve this, the Government of Malawi requested RCMRD through the SERVIR program to facilitate national-level analysis and technical capacity building in spatial hazards and vulnerability mapping.

The government through the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) brought together stakeholders from key agencies including the Survey and Mapping department, the Department of Climate Change and Meteorological Services, the National Statistics Office, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Water Resources, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank and the World Food Programme among others to develop a national hazards and vulnerability atlas and a geodatabase to help the government and development partners identify areas of priority for resilience building to climate change.

Vulnerability Analysis Tool

To facilitate data access, products dissemination and end-user ability to interactively download data and/or model vulnerability domains,  a web visualization and analysis tool has been developed by SERVIR ESA

Web Link: Vulnerability Tool