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.

The 11th EU Loss Data Workshop was organised on 16-17 April 2018 at the DG ECHO premises in Brussels, Belgium. The focus of the Workshop was on improving coordinated multi-stakeholder mechanisms for data collection based on identified needs, such as Sendai reporting and National Risk Assessments. The aim was also to present different stakeholder networks for data collection, collection processes and coordination; to identify their needs and how the EC can support them in loss data collection and explore how progress on loss data collection is feeding into the national DRR strategies.

Recently developed methodologies and overviews of databases were presented, and debate was conducted on specific issues such as asset level loss data collection and data aggregation process, as well as on how loss data supports the DRR strategies and multi-hazard early warning systems in place at the regional and local levels. Experts from Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine represented the PPRD East 2 Programme.