World Bank’s Disaster Risk Management Team’s visit to the University of Turku

The World Bank’s Disaster Risk Management team was visiting the University of Turku in January 2020. In relation to the visit, the University of Turku and the Resilience Academy organized training on Geonode, seminar on innovative risk management solutions and executive meetings.

The visit was related to cooperation between the World Bank, University of Turku, and several African and European universities to improve skills and knowledge base of the African youth for inclusive, safe and resilient urban development.

Training on Geonode started on January 27th with an open session, which included introduction to the capabilities of GeoNode as well as practical training to use it. The training continued throughout the week with session concentrating on different topics such as environment installation on Ubuntu, workflow management, and administrating GeoNode. This informative training was offered by Alessio Fabiano, Founder of GeoSolutions, and by Cristiano Giovandos, Geospatial Technology Specialist of The World Bank Group.

Seminar on supporting inclusive urban transformation and discoveries of innovative risk management solutions in African cities was organized on January 29th. The seminar was opened by Rector Jukka Kola and the discussion was continued by Senior DRM & ICT Specialist Edward Anderson from the World Bank and by Associate Professor Niina Käyhkö from the University of Turku.

More information about the collaboration between the University of Turku and the Worldbank can be found on the following website: