20/06/2024  // 10:00 - 11:00 CEST // virtual event

Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for Risk-Informed Urban Development and Climate Action in the SADC region

Invitation to the Insight Session on 20 June 2024 from 10:00 to 11:00 CEST

Zwei Männer sitzen gemeinsam vor zwei Computerbildschirmen, auf den verschiedene Grafiken angezeigt werden.
Photo: AndreyPopov | istock

Artificial intelligence (AI) has great potential for improving disaster risk management in Southern Africa by utilizing its strengths in analysing data, prediction, and response optimization. AI-powered systems can study a variety of datasets, including imagery from satellites, climate trends, demographics, and historical disaster information, to identify areas at risk of flooding, droughts, and wildfires. Machine learning algorithms can create predictive models that foresee the likelihood and severity of future disasters, allowing authorities to prioritize planning and response activities. Furthermore, AI-powered systems can improve disaster response by optimizing resource allocation, methods of evacuation, and relief distribution using continuous data streams and situational awareness.

Join us in the upcoming Insight session to learn about how Cities may increase their resilience to disasters and minimize loss of life and property by leveraging the power of AI, through case study examples from Cities in the Southern African Development Community.

The event is taking place on our Connective Cities Community following link:

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