The GEM Foundation is a public-private partnership that drives a global collaborative effort in which science is applied to develop high-quality resources for transparent assessment of earthquake risk and to facilitate their application for risk management around the globe.
Disaster Reduction Goal
Providing a web-based platform, tools and models for calculation and communication of earthquake risk for various types of users around the globe.
Making disaster risk reduction a policy priority, institutional strengthening (HFA 1)
Coordination of global and regional activities related to seismic risk, community participation and networking.
Risk assessment and early warning systems (HFA 2)
- Advance knowledge of seismic hazard and vulnerability, - Produce hazard and risk maps and indicators and widely disseminate these - Develop and improve (open) global databases - Promote open exchange of data and software - Promote application of remote sensing, GIS, cost-benefit assessment - Develop common methodologies for risk assessment…
Education, information and public awareness (HFA 3)
- Provide easily understandable information on seismic risk - improve dialogue between scientific communities and practitioners - Offer training programmes / workshops - Strengthen technical and scientific capacities
Reducing underlying risk factors (HFA 4)
- Promote development of financial risk-sharing mechanisms - Aid revision and development of building codes - Provide tools and indicators supporting decision-making - Provide open databases + open source software / tools - Being organised as a public-private initiative (GEM is a collaborative effort with partners from both government, the private sector and international organisations who will directly use the models and tools to address underlying risk factors for their constituencies)
Preparedness for effective response (HFA 5)
- Deployment and support of coordinated regional programmes - Working where possible with earthquake risk mitigation programmes