Disaster Risk Assessment (DRA) is a crucial step towards effective Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), aiming at diagnosing the problem of the risks and disasters a country is facing. It is a multi-disciplinary process that needs to engage all the national stakeholders and requires close cooperation and collaboration of different organizations and institutions. In this context, UNDP/BCPR, through its Global Risk Identification Programme (GRIP), has developed a comprehensive solution package for implementing disaster risk assessments in developing countries at high risk.
In order to assist the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) to better plan and facilitate the DRA process in particular and DRR in general, this technical training will mainly focus on the development of the country solution, in addition to explore key concepts of risk and risk assessment and introduce the GRIP’s DRA solution.
Objectives of the workshop
The overall objective of this training is to strengthen the UNCT’s capability for planning and facilitating Disaster Risk Assessments in the country it is serving. Specifically, the training is designed to help the UNCT:
• To develop the overall understanding of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) based on risk assessment; • To review and discuss the country situation in DRR/DRM in general, and risk assessment in particular, so that better and more focused work plan can be prepared; • To present the GRIP solution package and support services to the countries; • To identify challenges in DRM and provide solutions through DRA; • To draft a strategy, timeline, potential stakeholders, implementing structure for DRA initiative in the country; • To discuss a strategy for integrating DRA in the country programming and UNDAF process.
The participants are the UNCTs, UNDP CO, and other international NGOs involved in DRR/M in the country.
Tentative Agenda To fulfil its overall and specific objectives, this 3-day training has been designed and developed based on a learning-by-doing approach. It consists of 5 lecture sessions, 5 group works, and 3 plenary discussions, with the lecture sessions providing essentials on the concept of risk, risk assessment, and risk management; the group works generating local knowledge and identifying local solution; and the plenary discussions exploring the regional context and the linkage of DRA country solution to UN country programme.