HOST(S): Morocco - government
Type: Training Course Date: 18 - 20 Mar 2019 Location: Morocco (Rabat)
Risk information, as an output of effective monitoring, dissemination and analysis, is key to addressing disasters and disaster risks in the continent. This is not only considered to be important in terms of forming the basis for early warning systems and contingency planning, but also informing investment and development decisions.
The two main tools for analyzing the progress made in implementing the Sendai Framework at the national level are Sendai Framework Monitor and National Disaster loss accounting system. As of March 1, 2018, Member States must report against the indicators for measuring the global targets of the Sendai Framework, and disaster risk reduction- related indicators of the SDGs, using the online Sendai Framework Monitor. A set of 38 indicators, recommended by an Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Working Group, track progress in implementing the seven targets of the Sendai Framework as well as its related dimensions reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals 1, 11 and 13. The Sendai Framework Monitor also functions as a management tool to help countries develop disaster risk reduction strategies, make risk-informed policy decisions and allocate resources to prevent new disaster risks.
The national disaster loss accounting system development represents a low-cost, high impact strategy to systematically account for disaster losses. As such, this is the crucial first step to generate the information necessary for risk estimation and to inform public investment Disaster Risk Reduction. As a second step, the physical losses recorded in the databases are translated into monetary/economic losses enabling an initial evidence-based estimate of recurrent losses.
Systematically accounting for losses and comprehensively assessing risks help governments categorize and stratify their stock of both extensive and intensive disaster risks. Cost–benefit and other analyses can then be used to assess economic and political costs and benefits of different prospective, corrective and compensatory adaptation and risk management approaches.
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Short URL: https://www.preventionweb.net/go/64150