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Improved Risk information to support sound policy/decision making processes – The UNDP’s Global Risk Identification Programme, GRIP’s experience

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Jo SCHEUER1, Carlos VILLACIS2, José Guadalupe OSUNA MILLÁN3, Regina BELOW4, Jiahong WEN5, Amod DIXIT6 …

Jo SCHEUER1, Carlos VILLACIS2, José Guadalupe OSUNA MILLÁN3, Regina BELOW4, Jiahong WEN5, Amod DIXIT6

1UNDP-BCPR; 2UNDP-GRIP; 3Government Baja California State, Mexico; 4CRED; 5GRIP-CERAM Shanghai; 6NSET-Nepal

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  • 1. Prof. Jiahong WenGRIP-CERAM ShanghaiShanghai Normal University IDRC Davos August 2012
  • 2. Outline:
  • 3. Disaster Impacts in China• From 1990~2009, direct economic loss by natural disasters accounts for 2.48% of China’s GDP. Table 1. Statistics of Geological, Earthquake Disasters in China from 2000~2010: Direct Number Casualty Economic Disaster (time) (person) Loss (Billion USD) Geological 308, 485 44, 332 7.04 Earthquake 122 473, 406 141.94
  • 4. • 77 killed in Beijing rainstorm on July 21,2012. Urban Sprawling in Shanghai
  • 5. Issues of Risk Assessment in China• Issue 1: Risk assessment is academic, not applied to decision making Tianjing Shanghai Wenzhou
  • 6. • Issue 2: Lack of collaboration among national institutions, especially with governmental agencies• Issue 3: Lack interaction with international DRR practitioners
  • 7. • GRIP DRA solution has 3 integral pillars: – Contextual Frameworks for DRA Disaster Information Risk Integration – Disaster Risk Information Assessment Management – Country Capacity Development through CERAM Capacity Development
  • 8. • Compilation of metadata. Entity Element – The standard covers 6 Information of data center, resource disasters Data’s center, the data of the entities, 33 elements, responsible technical contacts, data and another 36 sub- person author. elements. every title, acquisition metadata element has 9 Description of parameters, keywords, attributes. hazard data spatial attributes, time attributes, … Description of Quality, references, the quality of data references, the hazard data relevant URL address
  • 9. • Historic disaster database of the Yangtze River Delta region• Area: Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang Province and Shanghai• Time span :1950-2009• Data records: more than 4500• Disasters: more than 20 types of natural disasters , and 71 related attributes• Data format: data sheets, documents, photos, etc.• The total data amount: 15 GB
  • 10. • Shanghai Risk Information E-Library (www.drm- china.com/e-library.aspx)• Events• News• Videos• Disaster Risk Profiles• Maps• Datasets• Databases / Info Systems• Projects / Programs• Methodologies / Tools• Organizations / Institutions• Professionals / Practitioners• Training courses / Programs• Risk Management Interventions• Documents / Publications
  • 11. • Mobile device-based tool for disaster data collectionLog-in Interface Disaster Data Collection Interface
  • 12. • Laboratory for Urban Disaster Observatory
  • 13. • Development of a Knowledge and Service Platform for Urban Safety and Security in Shanghai
  • 14. • Revision of Contingency Plan for Natural Disaster Emergency Relief• Guidelines for Shanghai to Implement Disaster Relief Acts, funded by Shanghai Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau
  • 15. Launch of GRIP—CERAM Shanghai• May 2011 MoU signed by GRIP Coordinator Dr. Carlos Villacis and Vice President of SHNU Prof. Jiafei Lu• October 2011: Launch of GRIP-CERAM Shanghai
  • 16. Lessons Learned• Our experience is a good example for implementing GRIP’s solution to developing countries.• Improved risk information is fundamental to support sound policy/decision making processes in China.
  • 17. Any questions? Thank you!