High-level Regional Conference on Information Management for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

30 Jan 2018 to 31 Jan 2018
Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran

The High-level Regional Conference on Information Management for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience will discuss specific issues of information management for disaster risk reduction and resilience from the perspective of regional cooperation. It comprises two parallel high-level expert consultations on regional cooperation for combating sand and dust storms and on information management for risk-informed development.

The expert consultation on regional cooperation for combating sand and dust storms in Asia and the Pacific will review ESCAP’s study on regional cooperation and examine its feasibility for implementation based on national, regional and global efforts and recent country experiences in advancing sand and dust storms mitigation and adaptation; deliberate on the form and contents of the Asia-Pacific Sand and Dust Network; and explore expanded partnerships.

The expert consultation on information management tools and approaches for risk-informed development in Asia the Pacific will share practices and lessons in and deliberate on the Asian and Pacific Centre for the Development of Disaster Information Management’s (APDIM) –programme of work on disaster databases; spatial data infrastructure; tools and approaches for risk-informed decisions; and geospatial solutions and regional information services for transboundary disasters.

The Conference is an activity under APDIM. The outcomes of the expert consultations will be brought to the attention of its Governing Council which will convene its second session on 31 January 2018 in Tehran and will be instrumental in shaping the future regional cooperation in sand and dust storms and disaster information management.