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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.

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Niger develops a national database on floods

25 Jul 2014, IBIMET-CNR; Niger - gov; Politecnico di Torino

The development of a floods database will contribute to a more effective decision-making in terms of assessment, prevention and risk reduction and a better understanding of the processes and impacts of flooding...

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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