The National Workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database successfully concluded in New Delhi on May 3, 2018.The workshop was organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).
• Developing the integrated database with locally obtained and validated data is crucial for tracking the risks and progress towards resilience without which India will not be able to meet its developmental goals.
• It would also be able to provide real-time disaggregated data that would then lend itself to generating evidence and analyses, which would help plan interventions that build disaster risk resilience.
• The database would help track the progress made towards achieving the targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR).
• The database is the first step towards developing a National Disaster Management Information System that can provide real-time information to various stakeholders for relief and rehabilitation response, policy interventions, planning and research for risk-informed development planning.