This document provides a summary of the historic climate at Karonga and how it is projected to change into the future due to anthropogenic climate change.
Community-based organisation and action can contribute greatly to disaster risk reduction, and interlinked to this, to building resilience to the impacts of climate change.
Karonga has a sub-tropical climate which is relatively dry. The rainy season runs from November/December to April the following year, and the dry season from June to October. The temperatures are warmest during October and November (just before the rainy season starts).
The inhabitants of African towns and cities face a range of hazards, which can best be described as representing a ‘spectrum of risk’ from events that can cause death, illness or injury, and impoverishment.
The ability to rapidly mine large climate datasets as multi-disciplinary processes evolve in a particular context is becoming increasing critical. It is a significant obstacle to multi-disciplinary processes when new climate information cannot be generated timeously. The absence of this capacit
The inhabitants of Karonga Town in Malawi are at risk from major disasters, such
as flooding, earthquakes and droughts. They are also at risk from everyday hazards
–whose impacts are too small to be classified as a disaster. These include poor
Karonga Community Capacity and Vulnerability Analysis: methodological guidance notes
This paper examines the availability of data on disaster losses in urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and what this data tells us.
The purpose of this background paper is to describe recent trends in African urban centres, review potential future trajectories of these, and examine their possible implications for risk accumulation and risk reduction.
The paper presents an overview of the historical growth of Karonga Town, Malawi and reviews the level of service delivery, various risks in the town and how these impact livelihoods.