A National Workshop on Data Requirements for Disaster Risk Reduction Database. The workshop is being organized by the National Disaster Management Authority in collaboration with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, United Nations Development Programme and United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction with an aim to develop a uniform and credible national-level disaster database. The two-day workshop is aimed at developing a consensus among various stakeholders on disasters and thresholds and to develop standardized systems for data collection, updating, and validation to ensure accuracy and quality. Such a database would help track our progress towards achieving the targets of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.

This database would be able to provide real-time disaggregated data. This granular data would lend itself to generating evidence and analyses, which would help plan interventions that build disaster risk resilience.