ESCWA is co-organizing the second expert forum on disaster-related statistics with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the United Nations Statistics Division, the Economic Commission for Europe, the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, through the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Disaster-related Statistics, in cooperation with the League of Arab States and other regional and sub-regional partners.
This forum's key objective is to emphasize the significance of establishing mechanisms to enable national and international collaboration and coordination of disaster-related statistics work across disciplines and organizations. It also aims to advance a common framework for disaster-related statistics by forming a network of experts to maintain collaboration, coordination and fundraising for improving statistics on hazardous events and disasters.
The forum includes the following sessions:
Session 1. Advancing official statistics for informing disaster risk reduction
Session 2. Lessons learned on using data to save lives during pandemics
Session 3. Integrating climate and disaster risk data to build resilience
Session 4. Downscaling data at local level for disaster risk reduction and resilience strategies
Session 5. Arab region and data gaps in disaster-conflict nexus
Session 6: Innovations in data tools for risk information and communication
Session 7. Way forward for informing disaster risk reduction policy with official statistics