About the session
This Stats Café was launched the recently completed ESCAP guide on how to map a population’s exposure to flood hazard. The Café was organized in collaboration with APDIM and IDD who was participated as session moderators and discussants.
The session included a presentation from a National Statistics Office on their own disaster statistics work and discussed the functionality of the tool in that regard.
This Stats Café highlighted how geospatial data and techniques can be used by National Statistics Offices to produce maps, visualizations and statistical tables in their disaster statistics work. Further, the session discussed possible uses of the tool for phases of the Disaster Risk Management Cycle and reporting to and monitoring of the Sendai Monitoring Framework and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Session highlighted the following:
- ESCAP-SD’s recently completed tool “Mapping Population Exposure to Hazard”.
- This guide is aimed at getting users familiar with downloading and using geospatial data and programs to produce maps which show the percentage of the population exposed to flood hazard.
- The ESCAP-SD presentation was underscored how geospatial techniques included in the tool can be applied to generate information that would be helpful to National Statistical Offices (NSOs) in their Disaster Statistics work
- Discussion from Bangladesh NSO on the usefulness of the tool and how similar GIS work and methodology can be applied to the Disaster Statistics Work the institution is doing
- Discussion from ESCAP-IDD on the functionality of the tool and geospatial techniques regarding Disaster Risk Management and reporting for SDGs.