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27 January 2021

Virtual meeting
Bangkok, Thailand

By invitation only

The TWG was held its fourth virtual meeting on Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 13:00 – 15:00 Hours, Bangkok time.

The objectives of the meeting were:

  1. To provide updates on the regional situational report including an outline and approach for the in-depth country case study on the implementation of Disaster-related Statistics Framework (DRSF);
  2. To provide a summary and reflections on the feedback received on the draft e-learning course on disaster-related statistics pilot-tested by the members of the TWG; and  plans for launching the e-learning course and related activities  at the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP)and
  3. To share good country practices on the production of disaster-related statistics.
27 Jan 2021
Opening Session

Chair: TWG Vice-Chair: Mr. Sunia Ratulevu, NDMO Deputy Director, Fiji (in behalf of Ms. Ariunaa Chadraabal, Mongolia)


  • Welcome remarks
  • Overview of last meeting’s decisions and next step
Country sharing of good practices

Moderator: Puji Pujiono, ESCAP consultant

1. Disaster Management Practices and It's Data Collection Mechanism in Sri Lanka (15 minutes) Ranjith Weerasekara, Ministry of Internal Security, Internal Affairs and Disaster Management, Sri Lanka
2. Disaster Management and Disaster-related Statistics in India (15 minutes) Sanjay Kumar, PhD, Director, Social Statistics Division, National Statistics Office, India

Discussion: 35 minutes


Chair: (Fiji)

  1. Next Steps
  2. Wrap up (next meeting: 24 February 2021)
  3. Closing remarks
Fourth Meeting of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on Disaster-related Statistics, 27 January 2021
Proposed outline Country Studies Puji Pujiono, ESCAP Consultant
Capacity building: DRSF E-Learning course Sokol Vako (SIAP)
Disaster Management Practices and It's Data Collection Mechanism in Sri Lanka Ranjith Weerasekara, Sri Lanka
Disaster Management and Disaster-related Statistics in India Sanjay Kumar, India

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