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  • Informal Meeting (Seminar): Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group on Indicators and Terminology Relating to Disaster Risk Reduction United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction


    Date: 09 Feb 2016
    Country: Switzerland
    City/State: Geneva
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Informal Meeting (Seminar): Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group on Indicators and Terminology Relating to Disaster Risk Reduction

MAIN ORGANIZER(S): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)

Type: Meeting or Conference Date: 09 Feb 2016 Location: Switzerland (Geneva) Venue: Room XVIII in the Palais des Nations

Introduction:

In its resolution 69/284 of 3 June 2015, the General Assembly established an open-ended intergovernmental expert working group (OIEWG) on indicators and terminology relating to disaster risk reduction to develop indicators to measure global progress on the seven agreed targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. The Working Group would also consider an update of disaster risk reduction terminology. On 9 February 2016, the Chair of the OIEWG will preside over an informal meeting (seminar) of the Working Group prior to its second formal session, scheduled for 10-11 February 2016.

Purpose of informal meeting (seminar):

The purpose of the informal meeting is to facilitate a common understanding among the members of the Working Group on the issues outlined in the technical papers on indicators produced by the Secretariat in preparation for the second session. A series of explanatory informational briefings will be provided by the Secretariat on each of the technical papers. Each briefing will be followed by interactive discussions with the experts to allow for questions, clarifications and comments on the substance of the papers.

Participation:

Participation is also open to all nominated experts from government, the United Nations system and other stakeholders (civil society organizations, private sector, local government, academic and scientific institutions) who have successfully registered to participate in the proceedings of the Working Group. Register online.

Programme Informal meetings, Tuesday, 9 February

9.30 am – 10.00 am Welcome Coffee  
Morning Briefings and Discussions
10.00 am – 10.10 am Opening remarks and presentation of SRSG Robert Glasser Chair
10.10 am – 1.00 pm Explanatory briefing by the Secretariat on the following documents (each briefing to be followed by interactive discussions):

  • Suggested list of hazard measured for the purpose of measuring global targets of the Sendai Framework
  • List of indicator details explaining definition, meta data, limitation and linkages with SDGs
  • Concept note on Methodology to Estimate Direct Economic Losses from Hazardous Events to Measure the Achievement of Target C of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: A Technical Review;
  • Suggested basic set of requirements for recording and reporting disaster loss from countries to UNISDR in order to monitor the Targets (a) through (d);
  • Suggested Critical infrastructure categorization related with Target D;
Briefings by Secretariat;

Discussions moderated by Chair
1.00 pm – 3.00 pm Lunch  
Afternoon Briefings and Discussions
3.00 pm – 3.05 pm Opening remarks Chair
3.05 pm – 5.45 pm Continuation of explanatory briefing by the Secretariat on the following documents (each briefing to be followed by interactive discussions):

  • Concept Note on Methodology to Estimate Progress of National and Local DRR Strategy to Measure the Achievement of Target E of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: A Technical Review;
  • Concept Note on Indicators for Global Target F of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction;
Briefings by Secretariat;

Discussions moderated by Chair
5.45 pm – 5.55 pm Summary of discussions and key issues to take forward Chair
5.55 pm – 6.00 pm Closing of informal session and informational update on formal session SRSG and Secretariat
Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group on Indicators and Terminology Relating to Disaster Risk Reduction


 
 

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