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The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist bes…
This document is the first in a series of special topics for consideration, as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment published by UNISDR. This section focuses on communication with the general public. It provides guidance on how government officials and other professionals can communicate with general audiences to…
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15 February 2018
This document is the second in a series of special topics for consideration, as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment published by UNISDR. This section focuses on the use of probabalistic models for risk assessment to facilitate better risk management and communication. Policy and investment decisions for managin…
This document is the third in a series of special topics for consideration, as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment published by UNISDR. This section focuses on the assessment of cascading risks to create scenarios, tools and information that could join the triggers with their patterns of consequences and thus he…
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21 February 2018
This document is the fourth in a series of special topics for consideration, as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment published by UNISDR. This section focuses on the direct and indirect economic impact of disasters, by looking at risk assessment issues such as long-term losses, socioeconomic well-being, unique se…
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23 February 2018
This document is the fifth in a series of special topics for consideration, as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment published by UNISDR. This section focuses on the public health aspect of disaster risk assessment.  Public health risk assessments are carried out across the different stages of disaster risk manag…
This document is the sixth in a series of special topics for consideration, as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment published by UNISDR. This section provides a general introduction for non-specialists to some of the main concepts involved in data management for national risk assessments. Data management is an i…
The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 (Sendai Framework) charts the global course on disaster risk reduction (DRR) matters over the next 15 years. It defines a set of targets and indicators to monitor progress and achievement nationwide and locally. Specifically, Target (E) calls to “substantially increase the number of countries wi…
This document is the seventh in a series of special topics for consideration, as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment published by UNISDR. This section focuses on the use of geospatial information, also known as spatial or location information, for a national disaster risk assessment. Geospatial information is c…
This document is the eighth in a series of special topics for consideration, as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment published by UNISDR. This section provides a general introduction for the use of crowdsourcing as an approach to gathering information for risk assessment, which has benefits not only for gathering…