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Work Plan of UN-GGIM-AP WG2 on Disaster Risk Management for 2015 to 2018  

Expected long-term outcomes by 2030

NGIAs in Asia-Pacific region will implement necessary disaster risk reduction measures, required by SFDRR, by fully mobilizing their technical and administrative competency. These measures will greatly contribute to reducing casualties and property loss by disasters in the region. 

Expected outcomes by the end of the current WG2 term (2018)

NGIAs in Asia-Pacific region will enhance their capacity in contributing to disaster risk reduction through utilizing geospatial information, with a view to the effective implementation of SFDRR in the region. 

Work Items

No.

Activities/Steps

Period

Targeted goals

1

Identify the potential areas for contribution of NGIAs as well as geospatial sector through the use of geospatial information to the effective implementation of the SFDRR.

2015-2017

List up possible measures and approaches of NGIAs as well as geospatial sector corresponding to SFDRR in the 1st year; complete the list by 2017

2

Investigate the present roles of disaster management authorities and NGIAs, and find potential areas for extended roles of NGIAs and collaborations with disaster management authorities through the use of geospatial information.

2015-2017

Send questionnaire to member states promptly; Draw up a report based on analysis results of the answers.

3

Collect Best Practices of the use of geospatial information for disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific region.

2015-2017

Collect Best Practices in the 1st year; complete a list of BPs in the 2nd year.

4

Compile a guideline to promote NGIAs to contribute through geospatial activities to the effective implementation of the SFDRR and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, based on the results of the activities No.1 - No.3 prescribed above.

2016-2018

Draft the guideline for NGIAs’ activities for disaster risk reduction in light of the implementation of SFDRR by 2017; Complete the guideline by 2018.

5

Identify the potential areas of future cooperation with the UN-GGIM Working Group on disasters established by the decision of the fifth session of UNCE-GGIM.

2015-2018

 

6

Encourage Member States to share earth observations infrastructure, technology and data resources for disaster management on a voluntary basis.

2015-2018

 

Remarks

*NGIAs : National Geospatial Information Authorities

*SFDRR : Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030

*Revised 6 December 2016

 

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