Disaster losses and damages tracking
Coming soon! A new disaster losses and damages tracking system
Aware of the emerging user needs and the existence of modern solutions, UNDRR, UNDP and WMO are collaborating to develop a new hazardous event and disaster losses and damages tracking system. The new system will replace the existing DesInventar with a more comprehensive and interoperable tracking system that will cover both hazardous events, as well as disaggregated losses and damages at localized scales.
The new system will be synergized with the WMO-approved Cataloguing Hazardous Event (CHE) methodology. This will help link weather observations and hazardous events with related impacts/ losses and damages information and their cascading impacts. Linkages and enhanced collaboration between the National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) and the National Hydro-Meteorological Services (NHMS) will extend the losses and damages data value chain to support improved and new analytical options.
Key resources and updates
- Sendai Framework: Indicators and terminology relating to disaster risk reduction
- Technical Report - Hazard definition and classification review and Hazard Information Profiles
- Data and digital maturity for disaster risk reduction: Informing the next generation of disaster loss and damage databases
- Featured story: Digital maturity for disaster risk reduction
- Technical Forum 2022: Tracking of hazardous events and disaster losses and damages
- Joint statements by UNDRR, UNDP and WMO on the new hazardous event and losses and damages tracking system.
- Technical workshop 2023: validation of the prototype for the new losses and damages tracking system
- Featured story: Keeping track of disaster losses and damages
- Bridging the gaps in disaster loss data to support early warning and early action in Southern Africa