Saarc Summit Holistic Management of Disaster

Training workshop on Disaster Loss Databases and Sendai Framework Monitoring

Training workshop on Disaster Loss Databases and Sendai Framework Monitoring

Training workshop on Disaster Loss Databases and Sendai Framework Monitoring

Objective

The expected outcome of this workshop is enhanced disaster risk understanding in the participating countries and states. Participants will be able to fully understand the benefits of systematically collecting disaster information and reinforcing capacities to develop and maintain disaster loss databases (DLD); and report on Sendai targets.

In concrete, the specific objectives of this workshop are:

  • Raise awareness on the relevance and benefits of collecting and using disaster information
  • Share experiences and lessons learned on developing disaster loss databases, including success factors.
  • Reinforce national technical capacities to develop and maintain DLD with Desinventar Sendai software.
  • Reinforce national technical capacities to: collect and manage data and metadata for Sendai reporting, calculate indicators for the 7 Global Targets and report on progress through the Sendai Framework monitoring (online system).

Duration 13/11/2018 to 16/11/2018
Organizer SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC- IU), Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Venue City GANDHINAGAR
Venue Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management Campus, Behind PDPU, Village-Raysan, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India, Phone No: 0091 79 23275804
Registration Deadline 13/11/2018
Language Of Event English
Target Audience SAARC Countries - Sendai Focal Points, NDMOs or statistics offices and National governments of India States

Understanding risk is the first priority for action stated in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. Understanding the spatial and temporal distribution of disaster losses produced by different hazards is a first and crucial step to develop actionable risk information and knowledge.

National disaster loss databases enable countries to set and monitor their own national targets in disaster risk reduction and will help generate information to design and implement national disaster risk reduction strategies and plans – as required to achieve target E[1] of the Sendai Framework.

Sendai Framework and disaster data

The Sendai Framework calls for countries to enhance their risk knowledge by promoting the collection, analysis, management and use of relevant data and practical information and ensuring their dissemination in formats accessible and relevant to different categories of users.

Asia Pacific Region and disaster statistics

At the regional level, in regards to the Priority 1 of the Sendai Framework, the Action Plan 2018-2020 of the Asia Regional Plan for Implementation of the Sendai Framework highlighted the need to “build capacity of national and local governments and actors to collect and record disaster risk, displacement, damage and loss data, including from at-risk communities living in geographically remote areas, with consistent levels of disaggregation for sex, age and disability”.

Sendai Monitoring Framework

In adopting the Sendai Framework, Member States committed to the systematic and cyclical measurement, monitoring and reporting of progress in achieving the outcome and goals of the framework. Effective monitoring of progress in achieving the global targets of the Sendai Framework and disaster-related SDGs depends on the availability, accessibility, quality and applicability of multiple datasets.

UNISDR has developed technical guidance for Sendai indicators reporting (UNISDR, 2017) and launched in 2018 a global monitoring process and online tool called the Sendai Framework Monitor aimed at collecting figures for the agreed global indicators from official national sources.

The online Sendai Framework Monitoring (SFM) system will allow Member States to assess their progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework against the “Global targets and Indicators” endorsed by the General Assembly, as well as against “Custom Indicators” chosen to reflect nationally determined indicators.

Desinventar & Desinventar Sendai

Desinventar is a computer-based information management system that helps with the “systematic collection, documentation and analysis of data about losses caused by disasters associated to natural hazards”. The DesInventar system supports historical data collection over longer periods by using a standardized disaster data registration template. The software also provides data analysis support facilitated by the integrated DesInventar software package (database query, statistics, reporting and mapping capabilities).

In order to support countries in complying with their reporting commitments under the Sendai Monitoring Framework, a new version of Desinventar Sendai was launched by UNISDR. This new version has embedded options to export data to the Sendai Framework monitoring system and allows for finer data disaggregation, customization and easier definition and use of metadata required for Sendai Framework monitoring. 

standardized disaster data registration template. The software also provides data analysis support facilitated by the integrated DesInventar software package (database query, statistics, reporting and mapping capabilities).

In order to support countries in complying with their reporting commitments under the Sendai Monitoring Framework, a new version of Desinventar Sendai was launched by UNISDR. This new version has embedded options to export data to the Sendai Framework monitoring system and allows for finer data disaggregation, customization and easier definition and use of metadata required for Sendai Framework monitoring. 

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