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.

Responding to Partner Countries’ expressed needs to learn more on how to report Disaster Loss Data (DLD) for monitoring the reduction of disasters’ impact on national economy, as requested by the Sendai Framework and the Sustainable Development Goals, the PPRD East 2 Programme organised the 2nd DLD Regional Workshop. The DLD RW was held on 24-25 July 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

The DLD RW objectives were:
•    to share good practices on DLD collection and processing from the EU Member States and the achievements of Partner Countries in improving their national DLD systems, and set the base for a common regional road map;
•    as the Sendai Framework and Sustainable Development Goals are strongly promoting and requesting countries to collect and report DLD data for monitoring the reduction of disaster impacts to the economy and communities, and as the first reporting deadline was March 2018 and the next reporting should be done in October 2018, the workshop was the opportunity to highlight the challenges and potentials on the reporting to the Sendai Framework;
•    DLD are fundamental source of information for disaster risk assessment (DRA). During the practical sessions it was demonstrated how DLD can be used for DRA and, more specifically, for improving the description of risk scenarios.

Taking into account these objectives, three experts from each Partner Country were invited to participate. The Association of French Insurance for Natural Risk Knowledge and Reduction and the EU Joint Research Centre also participated but as lecturers, sharing their knowledge and experience with the colleagues from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.