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Workshop on assessing the impact of slow-onset events

Organizer(s) United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction World Meteorological Organization (WMO) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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About

Keeping track of hazardous events, disaster losses and damages is an essential element of our understanding of risk. This serves as a key decision-support tool for planning for and benchmarking progress in risk reduction, adaptation and resilience building. In the last few decades, considerable progress has been made in systematically assessing and tracking disaster losses and damages. International databases like EM-DAT and nationally owned databases like DesInventar have been widely used and applied. However, gaps remain.

Objective of the workshop

Recognizing the existing gaps and challenges in understanding losses and damages resulting from SOEs, and the need to better address them, a technical workshop is being convened.

The workshop will aim to:

  1. Enhance understanding of the latest science on SOEs
  2. Explore gaps and opportunities in assessing and tracking the impact of SOEs, vis-à-vis data availability, losses and damages tracking systems, and the application of assessment methodologies (e.g., post-disaster needs assessments)
  3. iii. Identify use cases of such data including in context of addressing the impact of SOEs.

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You can register for the webcast of the following sessions:

Wednesday 08/11/2023 

09:00 – 09:15     Opening

09:15 – 10:30     Scene-Setting: Panel Discussion

10:30 – 11:00     Tea-Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:45     Technical Session 1: Understanding the state of play

16:15 - 17:00     Report-back – Breakout Group Discussion 1

Thursday 09/11/2023

09:00 – 09:30    Key takeaways from Day 1

09:30 – 10:15    Technical Session 2: Post-disaster needs assessment 

10:15 – 11:15     Technical Session 3: Tracking system on hazardous events and disaster losses and damages

15:30 - 16:30     Report-back – Breakout Group Discussion 2

 

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