YES Network Africa Symposium 2011 2nd day

This is my blog for the 2nd day of online YES Network Africa Symposium 2011 12 January 2011, i will continue with the same way i blogged the 1st day. i hope you like my blogging style.

Actually i missed the starting, but what happened chronologically was:

- Cecilia Mukosi - South Africa: Geo-hazards in the Vhembe Districts: Erosion, Landslides, and Earthquakes. Council of Geoscience S. Africa advises communities where to put cemeteries so that they are not put where geohazards occur. Need to conduct proper assesments in order to mitigate impacts from sinkholes in Pretoria

- M. L. Diko, S. Africa - Community Engagement in Geohazard Management along the Cameroon Volcanic Line. Talk: Must encourage participatory approach between formal & informal education sectors for effective geohazard mitigation

- Hassan Mdala talking about the social implications of the 2009 Karonga Earthquake in Malawi. 2009 Karonga earthquake was the largest and most destructive earthquake in the history of Malawi

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"Natural Hazard are the greatest enemy of mankind let's monitor them" Hassan Mdala


"Natural Hazard are the greatest enemy of mankind let's monitor them" Hassan Mdala

I asked what is the alert system they could used in poor village? Hassan Mdala answer me they used mainly the radio. So i tweet that (at least radio can be an early warning system for natural hazard in the poor Village)

-Then the online virtual working group discussion on Skype

Chatting about: What should the YES Network's contribution be to the field of Natural Hazards? project ideas: Collect data on development in African countries and natural hazard impacts.  Proposal for symposium on climate change and development in Kenya - will also build YES Kenya chapter. Need to disseminate YES Network member research - what about open source YES Network journal?. YES Network National Chapters can start student chapters to build local YES Network community. Need to improve communication between science, policy, govt to solve natural  hazard

Summary Need to improve communication between science, policy, govt to solve nat. hazard, Need to improve communication between science, policy, govt to solve nat. hazard, Need to raise awareness to schools (prim-secondary schools) to educate them about geohazards, Need to raise awareness to schools (prim-secondary schools) to educate them about geohazards.

- Sarah Gaines, UNESCO - Why a career in the Earth Sciences? Earth Stewardship Science!. this presentation was full of opportunities.

- How can Africa build & retain a cadre of world class geoscientists in the next generation - Kanyungu Sibong'ile

-Geoscience education, research, outreach in Ethiopia and SSA - Seifu Kebede

"International universities contribute up to 20% of market share in UK" - Seifu Kebede

-Monica Kalichini - Zambia - Geosciences: A keystone for development

"Mining indusrty in Zambia employs 70,000 people" - M. Kalichini

"For every job created in mining industry, 10 jobs created in support svcs such as manufacturing in Zambia"-M. Kalichini

-Then Round table 2 discussion about Creating Local and Regional Professional Development Resources for Young and Early-Career Geoscientists via Skype. Unfortunately i lost the connection :(  during  the chat. totally it was a great online event, i learned many things from it, thank you organizers, and special thanks to Leila Gonzales.

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