15 Sep 2022

Disaster-related statistics in the Arab region

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Without data, disaster decision-making is blind. From 6 to 8 September, ESCWA hosted the Second Expert Forum for Producers and Users of Disaster-related Statistics, with the aim to create a common framework for experts to maintain collaboration, coordination and fundraising, and to improve statistics on hazardous events and disasters.
The forum served as a platform for users and producers to exchange knowledge and learn lessons from the last two years on pandemics, climate change and conflict, and to see how statistics and data were used for better informing and managing disasters.
Participants focused on the importance of establishing mechanisms to enable national and international collaboration, and to facilitate the coordination of disaster-related statistics work across disciplines and organizations.
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