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National loss databases

Understanding risk is the first priority for action in the Sendai Framework. It is fundamental for making policy and investment decisions that manage disaster risk. Understanding the behavior in time and space of losses produced by different hazards is a first and crucial step.

This guide will provide guidance on implementation, operation, dissemination and usage of national disaster loss data results in the process of design and implementation of national disaster risk management strategies and plans.

Its scope includes an overview of concepts, objectives, expected outputs, institutionalization and sustainability challenges and stakeholder engagement. It will also address data management, quality assurance, dissemination options, required capacity and training for understanding and use the results produced with the database.

Concept note

 
 
 
 
  • Understanding the behavior in time and space of losses produced by different hazards is a first and crucial step. The guide on national loss databases will seek to address this step. It will provide an overview of concepts, objectives, expected outputs, institutionalization and sustainability challenges and stakeholder engagement. It will also address data management, quality assurance, dissemination options, required capacity and training for understanding and use the results produced with the database.

    Contact: Julio Serje (serje@un.org) and Sylvain Ponserre (ponserre@un.org)

    View concept note and contact details [PDF]

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