International Cooperation

ITHACA provides technical support and training to the World Bank and the Government of Malawi

In the framework of the partnership between the World Bank and the Government of Malawi for flood risk reduction in the Shire River Basin, ITHACA has been appointed technical consultant for the development and implementation of a web-based data sharing tool based on GeoNode (http://geonode.org/), the free and open-source software which is being used in a number of other OpenDRI projects in the region and around the world.

In line with the World Bank's Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI), the online platform for Malawi will help ensure that the data created by a number of past or ongoing projects is maintained and remains accessible and useful to the Government of Malawi.

ITHACA will therefore provide the necessary technical support and training to the National Spatial Data Center and partner ministries to carry the initiative through the first phase, which will take place from May through December 2012.