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An example of a map from a community mapping exercise

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Community mapping (short course)

A self-led online course on working with a community to identify the key features of the local area and assess risks and resources

Course details

English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
20 minutes

What will you gain from the course?

  • Confidence and the skills to work with others to create visual representations of your community that will be useful in preparing for, responding to and recovering from disasters.
  • The chance to practise assessing different community-drawn maps in a scenario-based activity.
  • Insight into how to use a community map to assess what is a risk and what is a resource in disaster preparedness.
This short course has been taken from the in-depth online course Disasters and the local church.

Course highlights

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  1. Explore the different types of features you should look to include on the community map.

  2. Understand the key steps to ensure the map you produce with your community is meaningful and representative.

  3. Know how to use your community map to identify risks and resources and prepare for disasters.

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What have other learners had to say?

  • 'It shows a simple but important way to map out your community in disaster situations' 

    Beritmwa Nigeria
  • 'The course is practical and easy to follow and understand'

    Andrew Philippines
  • 'The course has exposed me to the importance of community mapping and preparedness for disaster management.'

    Joel Nigeria

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