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Risk Identification & Assessment

A structured analytical process designed to determine the nature and extent of risk by analyzing potential hazards and evaluating existing conditions of vulnerability that together could potentially harm exposed people, property, services, livelihoods and the environment on which they depend.

Photo by Flickr user  Vinoth Chandar CC BY 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/vinothchandar/8141155728/ The severe weather in Tamil Nadu, India, has prevented 10,000 fishermen from heading to sea for four days badly hitting local livelihoods

India takes Sendai on board

19 Nov 2015, UNISDR AP

A senior disaster management advisor to the Prime Minister of India, Mr Kamal Kishore, believes the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 will help guide the country as it faces up to more frequent occurrences of extreme weather. 'We need to look at Sendai's call for a more risk sensitive approach to infrastructure investment not just in terms of specific locations but across whole geographic areas so that risks are not created downstream.'...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 2.1 [PDF, 116Kb]National and local risk assessments based on hazard data and vulnerability information are available and include risk assessments for key sectors
  • Indicator 2.2 [PDF, 109Kb]Systems are in place to monitor, archive and disseminate data on key hazards and vulnerabilities
  • Indicator 2.4 [PDF, 104Kb]National and local risk assessments take account of regional / trans boundary risks, with a view to regional cooperation on risk reduction

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