Workshop on assessing the impact of slow-onset events
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:
- Enhance understanding of the latest science on SOEs
- 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)
- iii. Identify use cases of such data including in context of addressing the impact of SOEs.
Join the webcast
You can register for the webcast of the following sessions:
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
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