National online workshop on national disaster loss database implementation in Uzbekistan
- The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), in collaboration with the CIMA Research Foundation and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) organized an online workshop on 17 December 2020 on the application of “DesInventar-Sendai” system software for the systematic collection, analysis and reporting of data related to disaster losses.
The support for the establishment of a mechanism for accounting the damage and losses resulting from disasters is part of the UNDRR Initiative “Strengthening disaster resilience and accelerating implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction in Central Asia 2019-2022” funded by the European Union.
The goal of the national workshop was to demonstrate the functions of the “DesInventar-Sendai” software and its use for the systematic collection, documentation and analysis of data related to disaster losses and to facilitate national reporting on the targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Representatives of UNDRR, experts from the CIMA Research Foundation and ADPC presented the implementation steps, recommendations and technical details to the experts from Ministry of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Housing and Communal Services, Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry for Development of Information Technologies and Communications, State Committee on Ecology and Environmental Protection, State Committee for Land Resources, Geodesy, Cartography and State Cadastre, State Committee on Statistics, Academy of Sciences, and Centre for Hydrometeorological Service.
The participants reviewed and discussed the existing national system for collecting and analyzing data on disaster losses, its strengths and areas for improvement. Each ministry analyzed its role as contributing agency and highlighted the opportunities and challenges in data collection process.
Experts from the CIMA Research Foundation demonstrated the customization process of the “DesInventar Sendai” software configuration. The workshop program included discussion on adaptation of the “DesInventar-Sendai” data card to the national data collection form for losses and adding appropriate indicators and disaggregation categories.
The implementation of the “DesInventar Sendai” system software has helped more than 90 countries worldwide to develop sustainable disaster information management systems aligned with the Sendai Framework monitoring process. The system allows to analyze disaster trends and impacts through a large range of sectoral and socio-economical dimensions. As a main benefit, the “DesInventar Sendai” system supports a dialogue on risk management and disaster risk reduction planning between all stakeholders from the local to the regional level.