Lessons from Haiti: applying innovative, affordable, and replicable solutions using drones and spatial data

The aftermath of hurricane Matthew was devastating for people in Haiti. Image: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Francesco Varotto

Disaster Risk Management Consultant, The Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice at the World Bank

Giovanni Michele Toglia

Data management and IT consultant, Has collaborated with academia, the World Bank and the United Nations.

Claudia Soto

Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Specialist in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Region.


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Figure 1 - Tracking Hurricane Matthew. Image: HaitiData.org
Figure 2 - Target areas for drone flights. Image: Giovanni Michele Toglia
Figure 3 - Les Anglais (Sud Department). Image: IDB
Figure 4 – High resolution drone image of the Immaculate Conception Church in Les Anglais (Sud Department). Image: IDB

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