SAFER PREPARED is a UKRI funded GCRF project 2020-2021 led at University of Bristol in partnership with colleagues in Malawi.
It is part of a wider Programme on "Innovative data services for aquaculture, seismic resilience and drought adaptation in East Africa" that combines activities for structural health assessment of schools in Malawi (Prof Anastasios Sextos), developing seasonal forecasts of water scarcity in rural Kenyan drylands (Dr Katerina Michaelides) and improving tilapia fish production using DNA-based surveillance information (Prof Martin Genner).
Earth scientists and engineers from Bristol and Malawi collaborate on the SAFER PREPARED project whose primary purpose is to contextualise the schools inspection app developed in the SAFER project for use in inspection of schools in Malawi.
The schools inspection app, once tailored to meet the specific circumstances of Malawi, will provide a practical and easy way of gathering data about the seismic safety and resilience of school communities in Malawi. It can support informed prioritisation of schools which require seismic strengthening as a means to reduce vulnerability and mitigate seismic risk.