First Expert Forum for Producers and Users of Disaster-related Statistics
The Inter-Agency and Expert Group (IAEG) on Disaster-related Statistics is set up as per the decision (50/116) of the UN Statistical Commission taken at its 50th Session in 2019. It is a formal mechanism under the purview of the UN Statistical Commission established with the primary objective to advance a common statistical framework on disaster-related statistics involving a network across the expert communities to sustain cooperation, coordination and fundraising for enhancing statistics related to hazardous events and disasters. The IAEG is currently co-chaired by ESCAP and UNDRR.
One of the key functions of the IAEG is the regular organisation of an expert forum to sustain cooperation, coordination and fundraising for enhancing statistics related to hazardous events and disasters.Objectives and target audience. The main objective of this event is to initiate a series of annual Expert Fora supporting the establishment of a global community of practice of producers and users of disaster-related statistics. The Expert Fora will:
- Provide a platform for exchange of experience and knowledge;
- Inform about normative work of international expert groups; and
- Identify important areas of work for the IAEG research agenda.
The 2021 Expert Forum will be an important milestone to connect different expert communities including policy makers, analysts, disaster-risk managers, researchers, and statisticians using or producing disaster-related information.
The target audience thus includes experts from NSOs, disaster-risk management authorities and other related governmental agencies, international organizations, academia, NGOs and the private sector. The Expert Forum will be held online on 7, 8 and 10 June 2021. To accommodate different time zones two similar meetings per day will be organized, and some presentations will be pre-recorded. All meetings will be held in English. If funding and the necessary technical infrastructure can be made available, simultaneous interpretation into English and Russian will be provided for the first meeting of each day. The duration of each of the meetings will be 2-3 hours, starting at 9:00 CEST (7:00 UTC) and 15:00 CEST (13:00 UTC).
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