Citizen Observers in eastern DRC and southwestern Uganda

Since 2019, two citizen observers (CO) networks, located in the Kivu region (eastern DRC) and southwestern Uganda, are surveying natural hazards and associated disasters, in the framework of the HARISSA project (2019-2023). Using smartphones or tablets, they collect information on earthquake, flood, hailstorm, landslide, lightning, and windstorm. The collected data (description, pictures, location of hazards and potential damages) are then transmitted to an online platform and analysed by CO supervisors who produce regular reports presenting the natural hazards and associated disasters situation in their regions. Beyond observing, CO are key actors in their local communities; they are in direct contact with the environment and play a role in awareness raising at the interface between communities and scientists. 

Southwestern Uganda Observers: The network consists of 25 members of local communities mostly involved in farming activities.

Kivu Citizen Observers: The network consists of 20 representatives of the North and South Kivu Civil Protection, supervised by Ildephonse Nguomoja and Jean Marie Bwishe, two colleagues of the Civil Protection (respectively North and South Kivu), and coordinated by Théo Mana from the Centre de Recherche en Sciences Naturelles de Lwiro. The team is presented below.

 

Alphonse
Alphonse MUNYABAGENZI
Territoire: Nyiragongo
Province: Nord Kivu
Ley
Ley SISIMUKE
Territoire: Walikale
Province: Nord Kivu
Marguerite
Marguerite KABEMBE
Territoire: Bukavu
Province: Sud Kivu
AshFaq
Ash-Faq RAJABU
Territoire: Kalehe
Province: Sud Kivu
Lucien
Lucien KAMALANGUMBU
Territoire: Uvira
Province: Sud Kivu
Solange
Solange  KAHINDO
Territoire: Beni ville
Province: Nord Kivu
Jules
Jules KAMBERE
Territoire: Butembo
Province: Nord Kivu
Pascaline
Pascaline RIZIKI
Territoire: Goma
Province: Nord Kivu
Barnabé
Barnabé HABAKARAMU
Territoire: Idjwi
Province: Sud Kivu
Exaucé
Exaucé KAMBERE
Territoire: Goma
Province: Nord Kivu
Justin
Justin HABYARIMANA
Territoire: Rutshuru
Province: Nord Kivu
Aimé
Aimé LUBAGO
Territoire: Bukavu
Province: Sud Kivu
Innocent
Innocent BAHATI
Territoire: Masisi
Province: Nord Kivu
André
André SALONGO
Territoire: Kabare
Province: Sud Kivu
JustinM
Justin MUHUSI
Territoire: Kabare
Province: Sud Kivu
Tite
Tite MBIYA
Territoire: Uvira
Province: Sud Kivu
Prudence
Prudence MWIHA
Territoire: Walungu
Province: Sud Kivu
Prince
Prince BYENDA
Territoire: Kalehe
Province: Sud Kivu
JeanRotin
Jean-Rotin KIMBULUMA
Territoire: Beni
Province: Nord Kivu
Djimmy
Djimmy MUKANDA
Territoire: Lubero
Province: Nord Kivu
Théo
Théo MANA
Superviseur des OC
CRSN-Lwiro
Ildephonse
IIdephonse NGUOMOJA
Point focal HARISSA
Protection civile, Nord Kivu
JeanMarie
Jean Marie BWISHE
Point focal HARISSA
Protection civile, Sud Kivu
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