Disaster related statistics framework (e-Learning course)
The collection, compilation and utilization of disaster related statistics are a priority for many countries due to the significant impact of disasters on life, well-being and sustainable development. At the national and sub-national levels timely and accurate disaster related statistics are needed to support countries in all phase of the disaster risk management cycle from risk assessment to recovery. At the international level, the adoption of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 has also led to increased demands for monitoring disasters.
To support countries in responding to the increased needs for integrated statistics about disasters, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) developed the “Disasterrelated Statistics Framework” (DRSF). The framework was endorsed by the ESCAP Statistics Committee and is the focus of this e-learning course. This course aims to build national capacities for the compilation of disaster related statistics for enhancing disaster management and promote the risk-informed sustainable development in the countries. The course also aims to facilitate national monitoring and reporting on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It introduces concepts relevant to compiling disaster related statistics.
The topics covered include, among others: measuring disaster risk, measuring economic losses and disaster-risk reduction expenditures. Webinars will also be held as part of the course to provide an overview of the topics and allow participants to ask questions. Target participants are officials in national statistical offices, line ministries and other institutions (especially National Disaster Management Agencies) who are working on disaster mitigation and adaptation issues. The course can also be useful to a wider audience who is interested to learn more about disaster related statistics. For further details on the course, please refer to the guidelines for participants.
If you wish to nominate your officials as participants of this course, please fill out the nomination form at the following link by 17 February 2021. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=2zWeD09UYE9zF6kFubccKTTweiwclpIoK6AIi89FoJUMzVFTFRFQUtYRFlMTk5KRkEwMjBIOUpNWi4u