Proactive Disaster Management: Pioneering Forecast-based Financing Across Global Challenges

Forecast-based Financing (FbF) is an innovative approach to disaster management that focuses on taking early action based on meteorological forecasts and risk assessments to mitigate the impacts of potential disasters. Instead of waiting for a disaster to strike and then … Read More

Somaliland GIS Training

Since 2022, HeiGIT is providing technical support to the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in Somalia. The objective was the development of an Early Action Protocol (EAP) for droughts in Somalia, a plan developed by RCRC National Societies that outlines … Read More

HeiGIT, DLR & GRC’s Cooperation Workshop February 27-28 in Berlin

The German Red Cross (GRC) has been working with the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT gGmbH) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) for several years to bridge the gap between research and practice by identifying needs and developing technological … Read More

MapSwipe wins Global Mobile Award for the Best Mobile Innovation Supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations

This week, at the prestigious GSMA MWC series (formally known as Mobile World Congress) MapSwipe was awarded the top prize in the Global Mobile Awards’ category for the Best Mobile Innovation Supporting Emergency or Humanitarian Situations. The award recognizes how … Read More

Tools for Disaster Risk Reduction by HeiGIT – Celebrating the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Today we celebrate the International Day for #DisasterRiskReduction. HeiGIT offers a growing set of tools and services that support humanitarian aid during and before disasters. Examples include work in the context of the Missing Maps initiative, like conceptualising and extending … Read More

Addressing the challenge of localizing SDGs with openrouteservice

Where is the next health center? What areas show less accessibility to health centers and are therefore the most vulnerable? In 2018, the openrouteservice team already illustrated how these questions related to vulnerability can be addressed with openrouteservice APIs, at … Read More