Prevention, Preparedness and Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters in the Eastern Partnership Countries

EU-funded Flagship Initiative increasing disaster risk management capacities in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

Systematic collection and recording of Disaster Loss Data (DLD) is an essential practice for documenting trends and spatial distribution of disaster impacts, for communicating aggregate statistics and for disaster forensics and risk modelling. The establishment of standardized loss database at national level allows the harmonization of the loss data and will provide a clear reference to local and national authorities for the collection, recording and sharing of DLD.

Disaster Loss Data collection and processing in Moldova is regulated by several pieces of legislation with the involvement of multiple national and local institutions. With the intention to develop a more solid regulatory framework and clear procedures for systematic disaster loss data collection system, Moldova decided to establish an Inter-Ministerial Working Group on DLD. The PPRD East 2 Programme will provide to the Working Group expert advice and guidance to adapt the current legislation and operational procedures for the collection and recording of DLD in order to enable the sharing of loss data at European and international level by including the requirements of the EU good practice into national legislation as well as the Sendai indicators.

The first meeting of the Moldavian DLD Working Group took place on 28 November 2016 in the Crisis Management Centre of the Civil Protection and Emergency Situations Service (CPESS).