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03 to 05 August 2022 | By invitation only

Regional flood workshop_August_2022

South Asia region has a never-ending struggle with natural disasters which result in fatalities, property damage as well as economic losses. Floods and droughts are known to be the most common disasters with significant impact on lives and livelihoods. Due to this, many initiatives have been implemented in South Asia to strengthen the capacity for early detection of floods and droughts and taking actions to minimize the associated damages. Global and regional agencies have developed and operationalized regional and national scale forecasting systems in South Asian countries. However, even with many such initiatives, floods and droughts are seen to impact millions of people and result in great damage to lives, livelihoods and economy.

To address some of these gaps, UNESCAP has introduced the “Regional Learning Platform” which can be now used to identify support required by NMHSs to establish linkage between regional and national agencies, to make best utilization of available data, tools and products,  and establish capacity building requirements.

As part of the Region Learning Platform, this year’s Regional Cooperation Workshop on Enhancing Forecasting, Monitoring and Preparedness for Floods and Droughts in South Asia jointly organized with RIMES, UKMO, and ARRCC will be held to understand the current status of forecasting following the previous workshop and also to identify what more is required to address the gaps and challenges faced by forecasters.

The main objectives of the workshop are:

Understand the current capabilities and challenges of the officials from NMHSs in South Asia

Maintaining and progressing the regional dialogue and knowledge sharing on national and transboundary aspects of flood and drought management and Early Warning Systems

Establish the progress and status of Regional Learning Platform and identify and prioritize needs that can be addressed through it

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Information and Communications Technology and Disaster Risk Reduction Division [email protected]
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