Words into Action: National Disaster Risk Assessment Guideline

25 May 2017
14:00 - 14:55
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UNISDR and Partners of Words into Action guideline on National Disaster Risk Assessment
Magda Stepanyan (info@risk-society.com)
Sahar Safaie (safaie@un.org)
Participation: Public
Accessible: Yes
Primary floor language: English
Interpretation: No
ISL Interpretation: No
Live Broadcast: No
Remote Participation: No

In 2016 UNISDR commissioned development of a guideline on National Disaster Risk Assessment (NDRA) as part of a series of guidelines under UNISDR Words into Action initiative. NDRA guideline is a result of a collaboration of over 100 leading experts from national authorities, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, academia, think-tanks, etc.
This guideline is designed as a series of short modules split into three Parts. First Part is focused on important elements in the NDRA process: preparation and scoping, implementation, and use of results. The second part consists of modules on specific issues that should be considered depending on the objective and scope of the NDRA. And the third part covers more in-depth information on conducting risk assessment for various hazards.
The side event at the Global Platform is meant as an introduction to this comprehensive guideline. An interim version of the guideline will be released at GP for 3 months of Global Consultations.