Participatory Hazard Mapping Tool for Informal Markets

One of the main concerns of market traders all around the world is fire, usually followed by sanitation. Lessons learned from participatory planning exercises with market vendors in Durban, South Africa has informed the development of this Participatory Hazard Mapping Tool for Informal Markets.

This tool provides guidance for a collaborative process for market traders and local government officials to develop a disaster response plan and put it into practice. The tool provides urban planners, architects, and city officials with an adaptable blueprint for engaging informal workers in a range of urban planning processes, including disaster risk reduction.

Further information on engaging effectively with those men and women who work in the informal economy can be found on the WIEGO website:

Partners Mapping: 
Types of Shock/Stress Mapping: 
Purpose Mapping: 
Scale Mapping: 
Target User Mapping: 
Timeline for Application Mapping: